Assigning illustrations for purely digital entities is never easy. While things in virtual environments can pretty much look like anything, especially given the hyper-real capabilities of digital imaging in Eclipse Phase, you run the risk of having something that looks completely out of place if you don’t include some context. Unfortunately the way to provide context is usually to provide some sort of obviously digital environmental element, even though such things would be unlikely in actual virtual spaces. Dug Nation pulled this illustration off admirably, showcasing an infomorph, a digital emulation of someone’s mind. The split-off faces could be taken to represent the process of forking, or making (usually limited) copies of yourself.
Wired’s Lore Sjöberg nails the killjoy attitudes unfortunately expressed by so many in the
gamingcooking community in online forums.
Posted: 12:48 a.m. by Goku1440 I found an awesome loophole! On page 242 it says “Add oregano to taste!” It doesn’t say how much oregano, or what sort of taste! You can add as much oregano as you want! I’m going to make my friends eat infinite oregano and they’ll have to do it because the recipe says so!
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some crunchy recipes to get back to tweaking.
Artist Dug Nation illustrated this piece for the Mesh chapter of the Eclipse Phase core book. The Mesh is the internet of the future — wireless, decentralized, and self-healing. This character (in a body adapted to zero-G, as he’s using his toes) is handling a security breach through an augmented reality interface.