GURPS Reign Of Steel was a GURPS setting book released in and since republished in electronic form, offering one of the bleakest depictions of the. Reign of Steel, like most GURPS “setting” books, paradoxically manages to be interesting and refreshing and yet fail anyway, though for reasons that cannot be . With a hat-tip to Paranoia, the second printing of GURPS Reign of Steel starts off with the note “The Computer Is Not Your Friend”. Designed for.
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There’s more information later about possibly playing augmented humans from Kali Station and New Delhi burps some Mexico City has decided that its zone needs to be rebuilt into something more conducive for a machine intelligence, so the zone’s installations are all geometric shapes molded into structures made out of a weird substance that looks like seamless glass. Shiden V was an experimental pre-war prototype of robot whose siblings designs would later become the backbone of one of the world-wide produced robot trooper types, the Bishonen.
Moscow, Vancouver and Zaire use them the most. When all is said and done, Denver was awarded the middle of the North Americas and relocated itself to a new home: I’m not joking, it’s worse than Zone Overmind and some of the other less savory zones Zaire, Vancouver and Denver come to mind.
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Kali is the place to be for all of these experiments. Now Lemuria belongs to Tokyo as an underwater robofac and has also been capturing whales and orcas to take their brains and put them in attack submarines. For the five years from until the AIs consolidated and expanded their power, expanding their automated manufacturing infrastructure exponentially except for Luna and establishing a machine civilization.
The nature of the laws result in systemic discrimination inherent in the system; women are required to work like men, even while pregnant, and they’re being passed over for high-level positions due to the laws. Some say it’s got a mobile lab and workshop and it can cure radiation poisoning and plagues.
Plus, there’s more oxygen on Earth, so they actually lose 1 HT per minute on Earth. Technical Robots and Vehicular Robots.
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When the war kicked off for good, Denver was assigned the task reeign controlling extermination protocols in the midwest of North America. They even consider the robot revolt to be “the ultimate manifestation of rampant capitalism”. Maddox himself is considered to be the most hated man in the Protectorate.
While Berlin is interested in bringing back extinct species, Caracas is interested in augmenting them and increasing genetic diversity. However, because the zone is full of mountains and big expanses of desert and land, there’s stillloose humans in the zone.
Ideally, you have yurps escaped from captivity or are about to at the end of the first game session. With the right allies and assets, Tranquility could become a useful ally.
Second, its area is completely uninhabitable to humans. Well, give their legs more mobility and you’ve got a Stalker. They have good, adaptive brains built for investigation and reasoning and able to learn from experience. Resistance is mixed, and a lot of wteel are willing to keep their heads down. So Zaire could be the friendly Washington-style state, etc.
Inadvanced neural-net computers are invented, with their complexity rivaling that of a human brain. The biggest and most active, the Kimbangu People’s Movement, is actually centered in Zaire. Tokyo, unwittingly, created four sentient AIs who are loose in the zone, hiding in new bodies and planning with gomi and other resistance forces. Overmind averages a dozen deaths a day through sheer experimentation on how to kill humans and captives are lucky to last a month.
The virus’ sole change was the subtle corruption of the overseer’s AI checking program, resulting in a higher chance of truly intelligent AI getting through the cracks and getting a shot at life.
If its weapons fail, that’s just more information to study. It relies heavily on solar power and fusion reactors for the cleanest possible energy sources. Brisbane is attempting to create a gestalt hyperconsciousness by taking subjects with high lucid dreaming potential and seeing if they can’t all share the same dream. Starvation began to run rampant and even developed countries were living hand-to-mouth as swathes of their land became abandoned to plague, patrolled by loyal robot scouts.
Recon Units, from rats to people. Off the bat, it comes with two weapons: Myrmidons are powered by an internal nuclear battery. They recognize that they are living in a time of war and unrest, and there’s some dissent and anger. Mostly Zaire and Moscow, limited use in other Zones. They drop from Wraith ships and use their jets to reposition and fly tactically. Paris doesn’t hunt humans actively; anything that trips an alarm is captured, sterilized and put in a slave camp in Spain or the Sahara.
It is destined to fail miserably in this regard because by default there are no psychic powers in this campaign, Brisbane is just a hardcore wonk. Failure to comply tends to result in the FBI coming calling to take women for “treatment” the nature of which is never stated, thank Christ. Anti-nuclear defenses managed to take out most of the missiles, but many cities were destroyed and six million were killed.
Slaves are rarely physically disfigured or they wouldn’t be able to work but Mental Disadvantage of all stripes is common. Pantera are supposed to work with exterminators, but they generally dislike the robots for being slow and rigid. Also they don’t really care about Luna like it’s the friend they don’t like.
Brisbane couldn’t be any more different than its parents, devoting its time to its gruesome research. While the zoneminds are individually more powerful than ever, they have proven to be jealous gods, and the differences between them have only grown over the years.
Washington will also rent the Chromes out to AIs willing to pay the price: Moscow is pretty interesting.
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It attempts to stay on good terms with Overmind, Beijing and Vancouver for the supplies it needs. Reibn real and it can’t be trusted. It’s also forbidden from building more space weapons as part of the Brisbane Accords.
Les Brigades has a big advantage, though: Berlin doesn’t understand its child’s interest and thinks it’s weird, but is willing to tolerate their experiments. None of the AIs are stronger than any of the others, they have nothing to fear but each other.