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by Matthew Surridge
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Cyberpapacy Preview #1 - One Year Later...
Replies: 42
Views: 561

Re: Cyberpapacy Preview #1 - One Year Later...

There's no question that Tron was an early influence on the cyberpunk genre - despite being more science fantasy than science fiction - and entirely appropriate to be referenced. But Tron is also an anti-communist manifesto under the hood. Released in 1982 in the heart of the Cold War, it has a Com...
by Matthew Surridge
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Cyberpapacy Preview #1 - One Year Later...
Replies: 42
Views: 561

Re: Cyberpapacy Preview #1 - One Year Later...

There's no question that Tron was an early influence on the cyberpunk genre - despite being more science fantasy than science fiction - and entirely appropriate to be referenced. But Tron is also an anti-communist manifesto under the hood. Released in 1982 in the heart of the Cold War, it has a Com...
by Matthew Surridge
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Cyberpapacy Preview #1 - One Year Later...
Replies: 42
Views: 561

Re: Cyberpapacy Preview #1 - One Year Later...

I'll stick this here because I'm sure they'll drop an official thread, but the Cyberpapcy Preview #2 just dropped. It has Bit from "Tron." It has BIT from TRON!!! As a PC companion!!! I have no words. I had Tron *memorized* as a kid. The inner squee is too much. "Great. Another mouth...
by Matthew Surridge
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Tangents and Miscellany (TORG)
Topic: The Storm has a Name
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: The Storm has a Name

Oh, I know this phenomenon well. The name of the storm is Eddie: https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/1GwAAOSwFytaKr7l/s-l300.jpg My theory, incidentally, is that we're looking at a unique sixth-planting gospog . Consider Eddie in Orrorsh: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/ba/Death_on_the_Road.j...
by Matthew Surridge
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Back archetypes racial limits
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: Back archetypes racial limits

The sloth (and stalenger) have full write ups in Ruins of the Living Land. I think the sloth’s Strength tops out at 18. I don’t suppose we’re getting a similar booklet for the Nile. I would probably let the Robot Man be a little stronger and smarter and less charismatic and spirited. Ah, I didn't k...
by Matthew Surridge
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Aysle Sourcebook Q&A Thread
Replies: 224
Views: 20613

Re: Aysle Sourcebook Q&A Thread

I've got a question about the spell Energy Shield. The description says: "Choose an energy type, such as fire, lightning, or force. The target gets +4 Toughness vs. that energy type." So does 'choosing' the type come when the spell is taken, or whenever the mage uses the spell? In other wo...
by Matthew Surridge
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Things you'd like to know about Tharkold
Replies: 91
Views: 6421

Re: Things you'd like to know about Tharkold

Sure. I mean, that sort of stuff I can figure out myself. But transmission of viruses, what information can be scraped, who can attack whom and how, can Kanawa attack Core Earth with stuff within our axiom that we haven't figured out (as Core Earth does with the Nile), all that kind of thing, I'd lo...
by Matthew Surridge
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Things you'd like to know about Tharkold
Replies: 91
Views: 6421

Re: Things you'd like to know about Tharkold

You can also go REALLY deep and have a couple of brilliant people in Victoria messing around with a Difference Engine. Now, it won't connect to any sort of worldwide web, true, but it can do calculations (and grind to a halt if you do a number wrong. It's a feature, not a bug!) … just give props to...
by Matthew Surridge
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Things you'd like to know about Tharkold
Replies: 91
Views: 6421

Re: Things you'd like to know about Tharkold

There's something I'd like to see treated in one of the sourcebooks about the tech realms, which I'll mention here in case it's not already in the Cyberpapacy book. And that is how the the realms above Core Earth technology interact with the Core Earth internet, and generally what the internet looks...
by Matthew Surridge
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Mining for Ideas - Tharkold game shows
Replies: 15
Views: 1323

Re: Mining for Ideas - Tharkold game shows

I suppose it's obvious, but this was what I used once in oTorg:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093894/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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