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by Matthew Surridge
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Things you'd like to know about Tharkold
Replies: 126
Views: 94811

Re: Things you'd like to know about Tharkold

So I just read Arkady and Boris Strugatsky's Roadside Picnic and watched Tarkovsky's film adaptation, Stalker. I'm wondering if any of the stuff in there might turn up in Tharkold? The adaptation's different from the novel, but both involve a region of the earth that's been turned into an area where...
by Matthew Surridge
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Tangents and Miscellany (TORG)
Topic: RandomWorlds Cyberpapacy Q&A chat tonight
Replies: 19
Views: 6606

Re: RandomWorlds Cyberpapacy Q&A chat tonight

I note that the statement in the chat didn't say that the Space Gods would show up in Core Earth. Maybe they appear in Orrorshan India, to get back at the Gaunt Man. Or Aysle, to have a chat with the elves. Personally, I always liked that the Akashans were actual allies in oTorg — be interesting if ...
by Matthew Surridge
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Official Timeline and Product Announcements (TORG)
Topic: Cyberpapacy Crowdfunding Launches on November 11
Replies: 161
Views: 48472

Re: Cyberpapacy Crowdfunding Launches on November 11

Not yet, but I've got an email with the link for the feedback form.
by Matthew Surridge
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: What's behind the names of Cyberpapacy augments and weapons?
Replies: 46
Views: 12374

Re: What's behind the names of Cyberpapacy augments and weapons?

[*] All the names (including company names with the possible exception of MAS) are in English. The only justification I see for this would be that they are branded and manufactured for export? This sounds... possible, I guess?[/list] Any thoughts? FWIW, I've been kicking around the idea that a lot ...
by Matthew Surridge
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: What's behind the names of Cyberpapacy augments and weapons?
Replies: 46
Views: 12374

Re: What's behind the names of Cyberpapacy augments and weapons?

[*] All the names (including company names with the possible exception of MAS) are in English. The only justification I see for this would be that they are branded and manufactured for export? This sounds... possible, I guess?[/list] Any thoughts? FWIW, I've been kicking around the idea that a lot ...
by Matthew Surridge
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Cyberpapacy Preview #7 - The GodNet (Part 1)
Replies: 10
Views: 4369

Re: Cyberpapacy Preview #7 - The GodNet (Part 1)

Living in one of the largest French-speaking cities in the world, which happens to be dominated by a big mountain with a cross on it, I am … intrigued by the idea of the GodNet Mountain. In fact, I only now realised that I had a muted reaction to the image because it looked enough like a jazzed-up i...
by Matthew Surridge
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Cyberpapacy Preview #1 - One Year Later...
Replies: 63
Views: 86933

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

Why not just have him be a former student who took part in the May 68 protests? It'd fit, if Malraux's arming nationalist/neo-nazi street punks. (As he did in oTorg.) Any which way, I figure the important thing with the senior citizen is that he regularly mumbles that this whole thing is just like A...
by Matthew Surridge
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Cyberpapacy Preview #1 - One Year Later...
Replies: 63
Views: 86933

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: 63
Views: 86933

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: 63
Views: 86933

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...

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