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 Eclipse Phase
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Incompatible indeed and not just for the nitty gritty sci-fi of what is or isn't present. The overall tone between the two settings and community is as stark as day and night. Take just one aspect both settings treat radically differently: ascension.

Here, it's not only something that happens somewhat regularly, it's (rightfully) treated as a good thing. The ascendent's close friends would likely applaud and be happy for their now empowered peer. In EP not only is it something actively fought against in-setting, the sheer possibility of it is treated like the birth of the freakin' Anti-Christ!

Eclipse Phase can be fun in the right hands, but more often than not it's just depressing. It's the promise of a transhumanist future but with the all of the hopeful memes and amazing possibilities replaced or smothered under a shockingly bleak interpretation of mindkind's very soul and effective agency. An aspect that's mirrored by a large, but not unanimous, portion of it's player base.

The fact that Orion's Arm is significantly more advanced in technology as well as a more idealistic and optimistic setting, I think is actually quite natural.
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Eclipse Phase - by Dfleymmes1134 - 07-25-2013, 07:31 AM
RE: Eclipse Phase - by stevebowers - 07-29-2013, 05:19 AM
RE: Eclipse Phase - by Steel Accord - 06-30-2014, 01:30 PM
RE: Eclipse Phase - by stevebowers - 07-01-2014, 09:47 AM
RE: Eclipse Phase - by Drashner1 - 07-01-2014, 11:46 AM
RE: Eclipse Phase - by Steel Accord - 07-01-2014, 01:32 PM
RE: Eclipse Phase - by CCostello - 07-12-2014, 07:36 AM
RE: Eclipse Phase - by Rynn - 07-12-2014, 08:26 AM
RE: Eclipse Phase - by Steel Accord - 07-12-2014, 08:31 AM
RE: Eclipse Phase - by iancampbell - 07-13-2014, 03:25 PM
RE: Eclipse Phase - by stevebowers - 07-14-2014, 03:42 AM
RE: Eclipse Phase - by CCostello - 07-18-2014, 11:41 AM
RE: Eclipse Phase - by Steel Accord - 07-14-2014, 05:31 AM

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