I like the conception of Eclipse Phase as a setting, I think it works well for exploring both big and small ideas of science fiction, and is a good background for some really interesting games and conflicts at the table for many different styles of play, from the gleaming Apple-styled future of slick touchscreens and spotless white jumpsuits to dirty engineers banging away in the depths of the ship, riding on the ragged edge of existence, the kind of gritty lifestyle reminiscent of Alien
and parts of Firefly
. I really really like the promotion and approach to the game from a business standpoint, which I think is both ambitious, generous, and admirably open compared to larger and more traditional companies - and both the .pdfs and the physical books are just a joy to behold, really beautiful work, and I appreciate how open they are to fan-created material.
That said, I know it isn't a perfect game. The mechanics are often a bit clunky and I really wish the timeline was set farther after the Fall, and I know other people have some difficulties with the presentation of particular groups and religions in the setting. That said, I'm interested in what y'all on this forum think of the game, the things you like and don't like about it, and maybe the things you'd like to see in the setting.
(Yes, this is a bit of a fishing expedition, I'm planning out the last couple of months on my blog and I'd like to see what people want to see.)
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