Eclipse Phase 2e Kickstarter! Posted Sat, 04/29/2017 - 11:07

Exciting news for the EP community — the long discussed second edition rule book is in production, and the kickstarter to push it over the finish line is now live!

EP2 promises a pile of updates and tweaks to simplify some of EP's tangliest mechanics, and we'll be working to update Eldrich Host to keep pace with the changes. Our current plan is to keep the EP1 rules active as 1ed.eldrich.host when the new version is ready, so you'll still have complete tools for both editions (as well as all your campaign and homebrew resources) available.

Name Sort descending Category
Ablative Patches Armor Mods
Accushot Ammo Ammunition
Acoustic Spotter Espionage
Active Hyperspectral Imager Sensors
Active ID Protection Services
Adaptive Interface Xenoarcheology Gear
Alpha Drugs
Analog Sensors/Tools Sensors
Animal Keeper AI AIs
Animal Training Services
Name Sort descending Category
AGI Pod Worker NPC
Ahmir Sektioui NPC
Alice Chu NPC
Amaru Timoti NPC
Amrita Shah NPC
Anarchist Militia Volunteer NPC
Anarchist Saboteur NPC
Anarchist Techie NPC
Aquarium Pet Smart Animal
Argonaut Psychosurgeon NPC
Faction Type

Scum are nomadic space gypsies, traveling from station to station in heavily modi ed barges or swarms of smaller space vessels, mostly former colonial ships. The term “scum” has been gleefully appropriated from its original derogatory usage. Despite their reputation as criminals and scam artists, their temporary presence is often tolerated in many habitats for the entertainment they bring in the way of exotic performances and storytelling, both of which offer change and relief from the isolation of remote habitats and clusters.

Location Type
Population
12,500

Whiskey is one of the last outposts of frontier capitalism. Residents say it is the farthest civilized station in the system, though both claims are questionable. Lax governance has grown industries around the making and loss of quick money. The runt habitat is crammed to the coil guns with polyglot marketplaces, back rooms, and the stink of poorly maintained morphs. Visitors know it for poker, prostitutes, and the privacy to enjoy both at the old Earth-style saloon, Terminal.

Rimward, p. 141

This strain is the most insidious of the exsurgent viruses. Over time, it rewrites the target’s personality and motivations, slowly but surely subverting and taking control of the victim’s mind. At rst the character is unlikely to even be aware of the infection, and as it progresses the changes the virus makes to the target will at rst seem natural, as if some new aspect of their personality was simply manifesting itself. As the effects grow more pronounced, however, the victim becomes aware that they are being methodically altered but is in most cases unable to act against it.