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by Fuzzy
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: God Box Review - FULL OF SPOILERS
Replies: 34
Views: 5607

Re: God Box Review - FULL OF SPOILERS

Any good examples of published adventures like this? I'm not being facetious. Having a non-linear adventure that is actually published publicly that's intended for a large audience is...not straightforward. (ha!) Sandbox adventures are hard to write, and especially hard to write well. One of the re...
by Fuzzy
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Issues with Flight circumventing encounters
Replies: 7
Views: 1607

Re: Issues with Flight circumventing encounters

Consider, perhaps, that if players sacrifice combat abilities to take situational powers or skills that let them bypass non-combat obstacles, then they should be rewarded for those choices when those situations occur. Otherwise, it's telling the players: "Whatever you do isn't going to change w...
by Fuzzy
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: God Box Review - FULL OF SPOILERS
Replies: 34
Views: 5607

God Box Review - FULL OF SPOILERS

Just in case the title wasn't clear, this entire thread is full of spoilers... so, you've been warned. Stop now. Here be dragons. . . . . . Rather than walk through the plot, I will break this down into three basic sections: The Good, The Not So Good, and the I Don't Know. Obviously these are just o...
by Fuzzy
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Psychological impact of the Possibility Wars
Replies: 56
Views: 8940

Re: Psychological impact of the Possibility Wars

I think TorgHacker mentioned previously that they weren't really going to address the psychological impact - because in reality, it would be so devastating, basically an End of the World thing, and they didn't want a grimdark setting. While there's a good argument that society would just collapse, ...
by Fuzzy
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Nile Empire Preview #10 - Adventuring in the Nile Empire
Replies: 15
Views: 3674

Re: Nile Empire Preview #10 - Adventuring in the Nile Empire

So, first the good: It's really, really nice that the team is taking time to explain why things make sense - why heroes are in Cairo, why Mobius doesn't wipe the floor with Alpha clearance storm knights, etc. A little of this conversation goes a long way toward internal world consistency. Huge fan o...
by Fuzzy
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: Split Group Encounters
Replies: 12
Views: 3095

Re: Split Group Encounters

Split group encounters can be done quite well in Torg with a bit of planning or creativity. Consider the final scenes of Mission Impossible (last one, whichever it was). Three simultaneous groups: a fight, a fight/skill challenge, and a skill challenge. A few examples in Torg: A hacker goes into the...
by Fuzzy
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Alcohol in the Living Land
Replies: 12
Views: 4338

Re: Alcohol in the Living Land

Lanala doesn't want you deadening your senses anyway. So, Lanala prefers mushrooms? ;) Regarding how long it lasts, I would direct you to the RAR: "Sealed or canned foods fare better, decaying at only twice their normal rate." Considering the normal rate of decay for a bottle of whiskey o...
by Fuzzy
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Hi Social, Low Tech - trying to grok the cyberpapacy
Replies: 30
Views: 8467

Re: Hi Social, Low Tech - trying to grok the cyberpapacy

...a very intelligent AI. Actually, I don't think there are truly intelligent AI's in the cyberpapacy. Let's say you go to someone in the middle ages - someone who is open minded - and you show them a computer game (which you convince them is a divine gift, not magic), and explain that there is a m...
by Fuzzy
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Hi Social, Low Tech - trying to grok the cyberpapacy
Replies: 30
Views: 8467

Re: Hi Social, Low Tech - trying to grok the cyberpapacy

I love the image of monks as coders, toiling in a monastery! Theoretically, you could just write stories or even "pray" and have the machine-learning automation write the code. Absolutely - would love to see a sidebar in the CP book on "a day in the life of a cybermonk" It's har...
by Fuzzy
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Hi Social, Low Tech - trying to grok the cyberpapacy
Replies: 30
Views: 8467

Hi Social, Low Tech - trying to grok the cyberpapacy

I'm struggling to understand what this actually means, since in many ways the existing technology we have is enabled by a parallel development in the social axiom. For example, the following are impossible at Social 18: - Large Bureaucracies (i.e. the current Catholic Church... so presumably the Cyb...

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