Hidden 3 mos ago Post by Golem
Raw
OP
Avatar of Golem

Golem מת / אמת

Member Seen 3 mos ago

Hostile Aquisitions - The Corporate Cold War of the 22nd Century


The Future

The year is 2150. The world as we know it is long gone. Nations, although still in existence, are antiquated relics of the past. Corporations, international and interplanetary, are the new tribes of mankind. Technological advancement surges forward as each contestant tries to get ahead of the competition in an endless slow burning struggle for money and power. There are no rules or conventions beyond the right of might and the cost of failure is fatal. Cities now cover the width and breadth of continents. Space is littered with orbital stations and satellites. The Moon has been colonized, as has Mars, and new ventures into the solar system are constantly underway. Humanity is a changed species, as implants both cybernetic and biological are becoming commonplace. The matrix, the universally shared virtual space of mankind, has opened up possibilities unimaginable to previous generations. It is a brave new world, but a dark and cold one. Humanity has never before reached such hights, but everything could be lost in an instant. A lucky few individuals live near immortal lives of unfathomable luxury, but for most people life is cheap and short.



The Game

In this game we take on the roles of corporations and their agents in the dystopian future of the 22nd century. Together we will tell the tale of their struggle and strife, the shady deals struck and the dark deeds done. The game is heavily inspired by works like Neuromancer, Shadowrun, Cyberpunk 2077 and others like them.

You will have a lot of freedom when creating your corporation, but I do have a few guidelines. This is a narrative game. I'm not big on stats and numbers and don't care for them in games like this. I want you to describe your corp; what it does, how it operates, where it comes from, etc. I also want you to leave some room for imagination. Let us discover more about it in the game, together.

When playing, you will not control your corp directly, but through the actions of agents. These agents may be big or small players, the important thing is the story.

Post comments and questions below.

Looking forward to playing with you!
1x Like Like
Hidden 3 mos ago Post by Perihelion
Raw
Avatar of Perihelion

Perihelion Queen in Clockwork

Member Seen 1 mo ago

Sounds very interesting! Cyberpunk with a dash of Eclipse Phase, all leavened with lashings of dystopian corporate greed :) . I shall be keeping an eye out.
1x Like Like
Hidden 3 mos ago Post by Steel Legion
Raw
Avatar of Steel Legion

Steel Legion Important plot character

Member Seen 13 hrs ago

Interested!

Im thinking about either a multinational that produces "sports cybernetics", or something else...
1x Like Like
Hidden 3 mos ago Post by Perihelion
Raw
Avatar of Perihelion

Perihelion Queen in Clockwork

Member Seen 1 mo ago

Interesting; plenty of directions to take 'sports' cybernetics ;) . I was considering something in construction and/or energy, with a heavy offworld presence. Maybe a space elevator, to make access to orbit and beyond easier...
Hidden 3 mos ago 3 mos ago Post by Steel Legion
Raw
Avatar of Steel Legion

Steel Legion Important plot character

Member Seen 13 hrs ago

@Perihelion

I think that power plant construction sounds like an interesting slant. Getting lots of Doc-Ock vibes.

My corp will be a bit like a cross between coca-cola and nike, but also surprisingly iconoclastic a bit like how video games producers act.
Hidden 3 mos ago Post by Golem
Raw
OP
Avatar of Golem

Golem מת / אמת

Member Seen 3 mos ago

"sports cybernetics"


I like the quote marks. Feels like there could be a more malevolent application to the cyberware too, like military augments and stuff like that ;)

Hidden 3 mos ago 3 mos ago Post by Steel Legion
Raw
Avatar of Steel Legion

Steel Legion Important plot character

Member Seen 13 hrs ago

@Golem

Weeell no mega corp would be complete without its "chamber-militant".

But my one will be a little bit more like professional free runners making trick-shots and sometimes pay-per-view battles. Its all in the name of sport really.


They will wear corporate advertising instead of camouflage.
1x Laugh Laugh
Hidden 3 mos ago Post by Golem
Raw
OP
Avatar of Golem

Golem מת / אמת

Member Seen 3 mos ago

@Steel Legion@Perihelion

How do you guys feel like moving on to a game thread? I could leave the IC open for a few more days, but I'd hate to lose momentum due to lack of activity. Chances are more people will join even if we start.
Hidden 3 mos ago Post by Perihelion
Raw
Avatar of Perihelion

Perihelion Queen in Clockwork

Member Seen 1 mo ago

Works for me :)
1x Like Like
Hidden 3 mos ago Post by Golem
Raw
OP
Avatar of Golem

Golem מת / אמת

Member Seen 3 mos ago

@Perihelion

Incoming in a couple of hours!
2x Like Like
Hidden 3 mos ago Post by Golem
Raw
OP
Avatar of Golem

Golem מת / אמת

Member Seen 3 mos ago

@Perihelion@Steel Legion

Hello. I'm terribly sorry to have kept you waiting. I've been swamped IRL and haven't had the time to log on. I understand completely if you're disappointed and have moved on to other games. Again, I'm so sorry.
2x Like Like
Hidden 3 mos ago Post by Perihelion
Raw
Avatar of Perihelion

Perihelion Queen in Clockwork

Member Seen 1 mo ago

Hi Golem, I'm still here, and don't worry; real life always takes priority!
Hidden 3 mos ago Post by Jeddaven
Raw
Avatar of Jeddaven

Jeddaven the Dunmeri

Member Seen 4 hrs ago

I'd also like to express my interest! I was wondering, though -- are the corps all going to be privately owned, or might some be semi-nationalized, i.e. Canada's Crown Corporations?
Hidden 2 mos ago Post by Jeddaven
Raw
Avatar of Jeddaven

Jeddaven the Dunmeri

Member Seen 4 hrs ago

Any word?
↑ Top
© 2007-2017
BBCode Cheatsheet