So, about the Host

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So, about the Host

Postby Yoric » Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:10 am

A few questions about the Host.

1. The Host are basically super-charged light drones, right? If so, who builds them?

2. If I'm a Cyberpapal agent, how do I convince the Host to come? Is this a Miracle or a form I need to fill in the GodNet?

3. In the Beta Clearance GM update, if I understand correctly, the Host
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. I don't see anything on the topic in the Cyberpapacy Sourcebook, is it still true?

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Re: So, about the Host

Postby Istrian » Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:11 am

The way I understood the Host is that they only take orders from GodNet/Ebenuscrux. Until the events of the Beta Clearance Primer the Host would accept requests/orders from high-ranking church officials. At some point during the first year they stopped taking orders (and in general I don't think cosm sourcebooks replace any previous information, they simply provide more information about changes where needed). Now they are still around and appear, they just don't take orders from anyone except a "higher power".

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Re: So, about the Host

Postby Yoric » Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:24 am

and in general I don't think cosm sourcebooks replace any previous information, they simply provide more information about changes where needed


I'm almost certain that at least Stelae positions have changed between the Beta Clearance GM Update and Sourcebooks, so I prefer asking to be sure :)

Now they are still around and appear, they just don't take orders from anyone except a "higher power".


If I understand correctly the Cyberpapacy Sourcebook, they still seem to show up as part of patrols. Does this mean that they have been pre-programmed to do so? Do we have any example of order that they have stopped following?

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Re: So, about the Host

Postby Istrian » Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:16 am

The one that appears in When Cosms Collide makes me think they are somewhat sentient rather than programmed.

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Re: So, about the Host

Postby GeniusCodeMonkey » Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:27 am

Istrian wrote:The one that appears in When Cosms Collide makes me think they are somewhat sentient rather than programmed.


My rule of thumb is that if their Mind is above 5 then they are sentient.
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Re: So, about the Host

Postby TorgHacker » Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:11 am

The Beta Clearance previews are ... well, previews and are subject to change.
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Re: So, about the Host

Postby Yoric » Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:58 pm

TorgHacker wrote:The Beta Clearance previews are ... well, previews and are subject to change.


That's what I have eventually concluded :)

So, should we forget about this line in the preview?

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Re: So, about the Host

Postby Sword of Spirit » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:41 pm

What is this update preview you speak of? Did I miss an email?

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Re: So, about the Host

Postby Yoric » Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:02 am

Sword of Spirit wrote:What is this update preview you speak of? Did I miss an email?


I'm talking about this.

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Re: So, about the Host

Postby fougerec » Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:19 pm

I've been playing mine as sentient beings and if they can't connect to the Godnet periodically their mind and personality start to fracture and they become increasingly unstable and erratic.


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