Actual Earth Year of the Fall?

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Shredicine Shredicine's picture
Actual Earth Year of the Fall?

I was just curious, what actual Earth year would the Fall have taken place?

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DivineWrath DivineWrath's picture
I don't think the books or

I don't think the books or the devs gave an actual date for anything. I think that was done on purpose. I think its their intent to be very vague. Everything mentioned seems to refer to the Fall (like 5 years before the Fall, or 7 years after the Fall). They might give AD dates for some things, but would probably be because it was history for us.

Decivre Decivre's picture
Yeah. The presumption is that

Yeah. The presumption is that we don't know when such things would exactly occur, and the devs don't want to fall into the Shadowrun trap, where inevitably the years associated with the setting pass in real life. By setting it to a brand new calendar, and divorcing it from a real date, it's left to playgroups to speculate when the Fall might actually happen.

In fact, there are several threads in this very forum where people speculate on specific dates. One person even used references in the book to planetary positions to try and pinpoint the date of 10 AF.

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Shredicine Shredicine's picture
Very

That is very interesting, and I can see why they would do that. I'm actually glad that they went ahead and did that.

Thanks for the speculation!

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jackgraham jackgraham's picture
The Fall happened in 1865.

The Fall happened in 1865. Since then, we've all been unwittingly living as sims in a Solar System-scale Babbage engine composed of the mass of all known bodies in the system and powered by the energy of the Sun and clever arrangements of orbits.

There, I admitted it. EP is actually a steampunk game. May the Watchmaker have mercy on our shprockets.

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Lysus Lysus's picture
jackgraham wrote:The Fall

jackgraham wrote:
The Fall happened in 1865. Since then, we've all been unwittingly living as sims in a Solar System-scale Babbage engine composed of the mass of all known bodies in the system and powered by the energy of the Sun and clever arrangements of orbits.

There, I admitted it. EP is actually a steampunk game. May the Watchmaker have mercy on our shprockets.

The Empire never ended.

The Green Slime The Green Slime's picture
Show me where on the books I

Show me where on the books I'm supposed to glue all these cogs.


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jackgraham jackgraham's picture
Lysus wrote:jackgraham wrote

Lysus wrote:
jackgraham wrote:
The Fall happened in 1865. Since then, we've all been unwittingly living as sims in a Solar System-scale Babbage engine composed of the mass of all known bodies in the system and powered by the energy of the Sun and clever arrangements of orbits.

There, I admitted it. EP is actually a steampunk game. May the Watchmaker have mercy on our shprockets.

The Empire never ended.

:D

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