Firewall - What's in it?

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Firewall - What's in it?

Hi,

I think I'm not alone when I'm saying that I have that feeling. You know, the feeling that there will be a new, lovely sourcebook for Eclipse Phase soon. Firewall, isn't it? :)

But I've never really understood what kind of book Firewall will be. Of course, inside information about the organization Firewall is a given, but what else? Have there been any word about this?

Anyway, really looking forward to it, and that new short story got me really excited about Eclipse Phase again. :)

-Eirik

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Ishindri Ishindri's picture
From Facebook:

From Facebook:

Quote:
There's a 104 page chapter (chapter, hah!) called "Firewall," and 44-page chapter called "Other Groups," and then 16 pages of Sample Characters and 24 pages of Game Info.

Preview of the full table of contents should be coming soon.

jackgraham jackgraham's picture
I'll tell you what it doesn't

I'll tell you what it doesn't have:

- atheist space Jesuits (changed them to be mostly not atheist)

- a table of Titanian Coast Guard officer ranks (had to cut it)

- stats for robot cats that explode (wait, no... we kept that bit)

We sincerely hope no former or active duty officers of the Titanian Coast Guard is offended. We appreciate your service to the Commonwealth.

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Starkiller Starkiller's picture
I'm really intrigued by the

I'm really intrigued by the concept of space Jesuits; and i have some questions: they are bad or good guys? They are mostly good but with a leadership that has a hidden agenda? They strive for a singularity like transcendence? Is Teilhard de Chardin somewhat involved in their philosophy?

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Starkiller wrote:I'm really

Starkiller wrote:
I'm really intrigued by the concept of space Jesuits; and i have some questions: they are bad or good guys? They are mostly good but with a leadership that has a hidden agenda? They strive for a singularity like transcendence? Is Teilhard de Chardin somewhat involved in their philosophy?

They're more like Latin American social justice types (in the older sense of social justice, not the highly diluted sense used in internet flame wars). We don't mention de Chardin, but yeah, probably some of the more out there ones would be into him. You could have one who was like async Fraa Jad, I suppose, too.

Sorry, not going to answer any more questions until the next official posting. :)

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jackgraham wrote:Starkiller

jackgraham wrote:

Sorry, not going to answer any more questions until the next official posting. :)

So... tomorrow's release announcement? ;)

AdamJury AdamJury's picture
Firewall TOC is here: http:/

Firewall TOC is here: http://eclipsephase.com/firewall-electronic-release-date-table-contents

Electronic version available April 2nd!

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RE: CASE YELLOW KING

AdamJury wrote:
Firewall TOC is here: http://eclipsephase.com/firewall-electronic-release-date-table-contents

Electronic version available April 2nd!

I think "Yellow Monarch" sounds cooler but YMMV, IMO, etc :)

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AdamJury wrote:Firewall TOC

AdamJury wrote:
Firewall TOC is here: http://eclipsephase.com/firewall-electronic-release-date-table-contents

Electronic version available April 2nd!

*looks at the date suspiciously* Sure.... Everything is on the up and up....

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ORCACommander wrote:AdamJury

ORCACommander wrote:
AdamJury wrote:
Firewall TOC is here: http://eclipsephase.com/firewall-electronic-release-date-table-contents

Electronic version available April 2nd!

*looks at the date suspiciously* Sure.... Everything is on the up and up....

100%, no bullshit.

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Seriously guys :) This is why

Seriously guys :) This is why they're not releasing on Wend like normally do. Tis legit -

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Wait a second...

...That's just what someone who was screwing with us would say!
Tricksy developers.

In the past we've had to compensate for weaknesses, finding quick solutions that only benefit a few.
But what if we never need to feel weak or morally conflicted again?

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Roman Inquisition

jackgraham wrote:
- atheist space Jesuits (changed them to be mostly not atheist)

Speaking of Church matters... Do you plan to officially introduce Inquisition to battle memetic heresy too?

In my games I've introduced Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. It was re-instanced in 1AF to verify correctness of body of Gospels, writings of doctors of Church and papal encyclicals saved from the Fall. Amid the chaos of Dataclysm, Church officials feared that the writings could have been corrupted by memetic virii.

The Office still works on less fundamental works but due to papal demand as soon as in the late 2AF work on Gospels and Paulian Letters was finished. Indeed, it found a subtle left-wing skewing and corrected it. Both teachings and rites were affected.

Unfortunately, it caused a minor schism (mainly outside the realm of Jovian Republic) - schismatics accused the Office of rewriting the texts according to demands of Junta to bring the Church doctrine closer to Junta needs.

How do you like it? :)

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AdamJury wrote:Electronic

AdamJury wrote:
Electronic version available April 2nd!

AdamJury wrote:
100%, no bullshit.

At least you have time to correct errors in the TOC until the final release. All the red entries (these are side boxes, right?) from page 59 to 102 are listed under 'Relations with others'.

By the way guys: An operative named 'Das Frettchen'? I so hoped at least that was a joke :D

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agroschim wrote:By the way

agroschim wrote:
By the way guys: An operative named 'Das Frettchen'? I so hoped at least that was a joke :D

They've appeared in other books already.

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agroschim wrote:At least you

agroschim wrote:
At least you have time to correct errors in the TOC until the final release. All the red entries (these are side boxes, right?) from page 59 to 102 are listed under 'Relations with others'.

Oh, that's an interesting bug. Note that it doesn't manifest for other AR windows in the TOC...

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Do we know when on April the 2nd?

Midnight?

Sometime that day?

Or evening?

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DarckChild wrote:Midnight?

DarckChild wrote:
Midnight?

Sometime that day?

Or evening?


All of the above
AdamJury AdamJury's picture
Updated the TOC to fix a few

Updated the TOC to fix a few pesky bugs. The joy of changing stylesheets and ripple effects. ;-)

We usually release electronic stuff in the early afternoon, central time. But that may change!

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:D

Exciting stuff! I was expecting this book to be similar to Zone Stalkers in terms of content, ie mostly world-building and background info. Additional gear and character traits are a pleasant surprise!

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I'm just happy...

I'm just happy that there are no more morphs.

New weapons on the other hand I worry about.

Guns are the least fun thing to do in excel.

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kindalas wrote:I'm just happy

kindalas wrote:
I'm just happy that there are no more morphs.

New weapons on the other hand I worry about.

Guns are the least fun thing to do in excel.

Peshaw! We can never have too many morphs, mods, tech, toys and weapons! :P

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Firewall is up!: http:/
DarckChild DarckChild's picture
Thanks

Just bought it. Skimming it now :)

Correction: Should have followed Adam's link. :(

Oh well, better that I bought the book and soundtrack seperately as I have had no luck in getting hack packs to work on my computer.

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Wow!

I was waiting it so much that I've started reading it immediatly. I know, I should work but not today :-)
As usual, Posthuman Studios made a great product
Thanks
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Just me, or do the 'hack pack

Just me, or do the 'hack pack' links on the Firewall PDF page take you to the Rimward hack pack?

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I made an eratta thread

for collating errors and things.

http://eclipsephase.com/firewall-eratta-thread

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Just to be clear .....

.... and so I don't accidentally "double-up": Firewall is Not part of the Kickstarter that the other recent releases were, correct?

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prototyper wrote:.... and so

prototyper wrote:
.... and so I don't accidentally "double-up": Firewall is Not part of the Kickstarter that the other recent releases were, correct?

This is correct.

It is not linked to the transhuman kickstarter.

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WOBBLYCAT! This is what I

WOBBLYCAT! This is what I picture the Wobbycat robot to looking like

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Hey. I just picked up this

Hey. I just picked up this ebook today.

I found out that the book was released because I decided to check in on these forums for news on it. I was expecting an email from drivethrustuff or something when the ebook was released. I wonder how many people are not aware that this ebook is out yet?

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DivineWrath wrote:Hey. I just

DivineWrath wrote:
Hey. I just picked up this ebook today.

I found out that the book was released because I decided to check in on these forums for news on it. I was expecting an email from drivethrustuff or something when the ebook was released. I wonder how many people are not aware that this ebook is out yet?

We don't make a habit of sending emails via DriveThru when a new book is released. We try to limit that to updates and special deals. The front page blog was updated, all our social media was updated. Mailing list stuff will go out next week after the book is sent to the printers.

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Soo...

I noticed that Ross Payton and Caleb Stokes are credited on this book. Does that mean that Space Lumber is officially canon now? :D

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jackgraham wrote:I'll tell

jackgraham wrote:
I'll tell you what it doesn't have:

- a table of Titanian Coast Guard officer ranks (had to cut it)

We sincerely hope no former or active duty officers of the Titanian Coast Guard is offended. We appreciate your service to the Commonwealth.

Could you perhaps release that table as a web enhancement?

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ShadowDragon8685 wrote

ShadowDragon8685 wrote:
jackgraham wrote:
I'll tell you what it doesn't have:

- a table of Titanian Coast Guard officer ranks (had to cut it)

We sincerely hope no former or active duty officers of the Titanian Coast Guard is offended. We appreciate your service to the Commonwealth.

Could you perhaps release that table as a web enhancement?

Probably not, but you're welcome to enjoy this table of Icelandic Coast Guard Ranks on Wikipedia, which I used as a source. :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icelandic_Coast_Guard#Ranks

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I remember how much was cut

I remember how much was cut from previous books that I helped proofread. So much good material that just doesn't fit into the flow of the book, or can't fit into the word count. It's such a shame.

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TheGrue wrote:I noticed that

TheGrue wrote:
I noticed that Ross Payton and Caleb Stokes are credited on this book. Does that mean that Space Lumber is officially canon now? :D

Space.. what?
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ORCACommander wrote:TheGrue

ORCACommander wrote:
TheGrue wrote:
I noticed that Ross Payton and Caleb Stokes are credited on this book. Does that mean that Space Lumber is officially canon now? :D

Space.. what?

In Know Evil the term Space Lumber was used early by Caleb and the group made fun of it.

If I recall correctly.

It then became a term used to describe crap that filled up cargo holds that was irrelevant to the party.

So anti Mcguffin I guess.

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Lol I see now. I tried to

Lol I see now. I tried to listen to the Know Evil campaign but they really need to work on their recording set up.

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Attache?

Why does the Attache AI (pp. 177) refer to the sidebar on Exsurgent Virus Detection?

Also, does the wielder of a Plasma Sword add their SOM-derived Damage Bonus to DV?

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jackgraham wrote

jackgraham wrote:
ShadowDragon8685 wrote:
jackgraham wrote:
I'll tell you what it doesn't have:

- a table of Titanian Coast Guard officer ranks (had to cut it)

We sincerely hope no former or active duty officers of the Titanian Coast Guard is offended. We appreciate your service to the Commonwealth.

Could you perhaps release that table as a web enhancement?

Probably not, but you're welcome to enjoy this table of Icelandic Coast Guard Ranks on Wikipedia, which I used as a source. :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icelandic_Coast_Guard#Ranks

Well, that's kinda handy. :)

Does the Titanian military just crib the NATO rank structure wholesale? One of my players is a Titanian Navy Officer, and that would simplify things considerably.

(Note: I skipped over the section on other parties in Firewall, partly because it was dragging on, but also partly because I'm a player in a Titan-based police special services game and I wanted to maybe not go and expose myself to stuff my GM might plan to pull on me. At least for now. When my own game gets to Titan, all bets are off. Anyway, apologies if this question was answered in a part of the book I skipped.)

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ShadowDragon8685 wrote

ShadowDragon8685 wrote:
jackgraham wrote:
ShadowDragon8685 wrote:
jackgraham wrote:
I'll tell you what it doesn't have:

- a table of Titanian Coast Guard officer ranks (had to cut it)

We sincerely hope no former or active duty officers of the Titanian Coast Guard is offended. We appreciate your service to the Commonwealth.

Could you perhaps release that table as a web enhancement?

Probably not, but you're welcome to enjoy this table of Icelandic Coast Guard Ranks on Wikipedia, which I used as a source. :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icelandic_Coast_Guard#Ranks

Well, that's kinda handy. :)

Does the Titanian military just crib the NATO rank structure wholesale? One of my players is a Titanian Navy Officer, and that would simplify things considerably.

(Note: I skipped over the section on other parties in Firewall, partly because it was dragging on, but also partly because I'm a player in a Titan-based police special services game and I wanted to maybe not go and expose myself to stuff my GM might plan to pull on me. At least for now. When my own game gets to Titan, all bets are off. Anyway, apologies if this question was answered in a part of the book I skipped.)

Fleet follows the RAF, except that the topmost ranks are called Sky Marshals (because Heinlein titles for socialists == funny). Other services are NATO-y. Cops are mostly civilian, ordered by districts (which is the pattern for most Scandinavian police services). Virtual "districts" often exist for abstract things like mesh crime.

Jovian ranks are 'Murcan.

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jackgraham wrote

jackgraham wrote:
ShadowDragon8685 wrote:
jackgraham wrote:
ShadowDragon8685 wrote:
jackgraham wrote:
I'll tell you what it doesn't have:

- a table of Titanian Coast Guard officer ranks (had to cut it)

We sincerely hope no former or active duty officers of the Titanian Coast Guard is offended. We appreciate your service to the Commonwealth.

Could you perhaps release that table as a web enhancement?

Probably not, but you're welcome to enjoy this table of Icelandic Coast Guard Ranks on Wikipedia, which I used as a source. :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icelandic_Coast_Guard#Ranks

Well, that's kinda handy. :)

Does the Titanian military just crib the NATO rank structure wholesale? One of my players is a Titanian Navy Officer, and that would simplify things considerably.

(Note: I skipped over the section on other parties in Firewall, partly because it was dragging on, but also partly because I'm a player in a Titan-based police special services game and I wanted to maybe not go and expose myself to stuff my GM might plan to pull on me. At least for now. When my own game gets to Titan, all bets are off. Anyway, apologies if this question was answered in a part of the book I skipped.)

Fleet follows the RAF, except that the topmost ranks are called Sky Marshals (because Heinlein titles for socialists == funny). Other services are NATO-y. Cops are mostly civilian, ordered by districts (which is the pattern for most Scandinavian police services). Virtual "districts" often exist for abstract things like mesh crime.

Jovian ranks are 'Murcan.

Titanian JTF2 is former Canadian JTF2.

Adam will back me up.

65% certain.

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TheGrue wrote:Why does the

TheGrue wrote:
Why does the Attache AI (pp. 177) refer to the sidebar on Exsurgent Virus Detection?

Also, does the wielder of a Plasma Sword add their SOM-derived Damage Bonus to DV?

Hello?

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TheGrue wrote:Why does the

TheGrue wrote:
Why does the Attache AI (pp. 177) refer to the sidebar on Exsurgent Virus Detection?

Aha! You have stumbled upon it, the first part of a mass conspiracy inside a conspiracy, leading you all the way to Orchestra and Attaches, p. 144. Fill in the middle part of the conspiracy yourself (or accept my answer, which is that cross-referencing plugins are only as accurate as the human clicking on entries.)

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>_>

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I think we finally have an

I think we finally have an answer to the original question: Lots and lots of pop culture references and puns. ;P

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So looking forward to the

So looking forward to the print pre-order, this is a book I want in my sweaty lil' hands more than any but core and Transhuman.

I know maybe this is probably just because I've read every book cover-to-cover and have a lot to draw on and connect when I'm reading Firewall, but I seriously think it's the best EP book out yet. It sparks exponentially more ideas for characters than plot ideas, and I'm drowning in plot ideas. And knowing that the next Big Book docking distantly at the end of the pipeline it'll be coming down is X-Risks is just sweet, delicious icing. Not on the cake, I'm just eating a bucket of icing in this extended metaphor at this point.