Eclipse Phase Quick-Start Rules!

At long last, we present to you the Eclipse Phase Quick-Start Rules!

In This Game, Death Is Optional
These Quick-Start Rules provide everything new players need to dive right into a game of Eclipse Phase. It includes a primer to the game’s transhuman setting, where future technologies allow people to digitally back up their minds and download into new bodies. A stripped-down version of the core rules cover the basic mechanics.

These Quick-Start Rules also come with a starting adventure, Mission: Mind the WMD, that puts the characters on a mission for the secretive Firewall organization to protect transhumanity from a potential deadly threat. Four starting characters are provided, with backgrounds and roleplaying tips, so players can jump right into the action.

The PDF is constructed with layers, so you can drop out the background and other elements for printing and whatnot.

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Lars Lars's picture
Re: Eclipse Phase Quick-Start Rules!

Great! And the first adventure for EP. Had the book since it came out, but I've had a hard time getting started with the game, because I wasn't sure how a "normal" EP game should be. We need more!
When Shadowrun came out it was also a new and unusual game setting at the time, but it was followed up with a slew of adventures to get one started and into the right mindset.

Beech Beech's picture
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Looking great, thanks guys.
Mind the MWD looks an interesting adventure.

One minor glitch though, there are two Elis Menezes, see pages 32 and 36 (I prefer the page 36 version).

RobBoyle RobBoyle's picture
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There will be other adventures forthcoming. There's one with the GM Screen and some others that will be PDF-only releases.

There are two versions of each character in the adventure -- the second is the same character after resleeving into a different body for the second part of the mission.

Xahn Borealis Xahn Borealis's picture
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Love the Total Recall reference! Seems like ruster morphs ARE red after all...
Just noticed on the game rules summary page, the list of stressful experiences tells the reader to go to p.366!
How do I toggle the big TITAN Cache symbol on the maps on the last couple pages, I've tried all the layers but the whole thing goes when I toggle 'Art'.

GregH GregH's picture
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What's that font that you are using for headers ("Enter the Singularity", "Eclipse Phase Universe", etc.)? It's stickin' in the asthetics part of my Ego like a Basilisk Hack that won't go away...

RobBoyle RobBoyle's picture
Re: Eclipse Phase Quick-Start Rules!

Since a few folks have asked: there's not a whole lot of difference between the Quick-Start Rules and the core book rules. In fact, we mostly took the same text and just pared it down (though the examples are often different). The one notable difference is the Rep mechanics, which are simplified. There's no Networking skill in the QSR, you just roll your Rep score instead. (This was actually a variant version of the rep rules we playtested for the core book.)

The QSR characters are actually built using core book character generation rules. If you want to use them as full characters, note that each has a Networking skill equal to their Rep score in a particular social network. We will actually post the spreadsheet character sheets for each of these characters in the near future.

HackMorph HackMorph's picture
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Yeah, the quick start rules are still pretty much exactly the same as the core book. Still, I think that's a good thing. I bought the book because the quick-start rules were so clear and down-to-earth. I didn't feel like anyone was trying to "sell" me anything. Or convince me this was the greatest setting since sliced bread.
Always on the hunt for vending machines and cigars...

yastromo yastromo's picture
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Is there any Quickstart Rules with 3rd printing errata ? I find it easier to handle to new players, but I am using new rules already!

Baalbamoth Baalbamoth's picture

I would like 3rd errata as well, also... I would like something simple to copy to hand out, like a basic black and white simple text version.