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Hello and welcome aboard! If

Hello and welcome aboard! If you enjoy the setting, there are plenty of books I strongly recommend. Schismatrix is my far and away #1 though. You should be able to find it at all reputable libraries. Aside from that ... find games, jump in :)

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Hello and welcome aboard. Who

Hello and welcome aboard. Who says funds are an issue? here enjoy these these Digital Copies :) http://www.gamefront.com/files/?filepath=bloodreign//pen-paper-rpg/Eclipse-Phase/Eclipse-Phase-Consolidated.rar

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Greetings and welcome to the

Greetings and welcome to the forums!

What other TTRPGs have you played?

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Welcome my friend!

It wasn't that long ago that I was new here as well. You'll like this site, there are good people here and the topics are very interesting as well as informative of the concepts behind transhumanism. :)

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Welcome to the forums! :)

Welcome to the forums! :)

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ORCACommander ORCACommander's picture
I know what you mean. I have

I know what you mean. I have thousands of books of my hard drive but it is terribly difficult to read them because of the all the whitespace gives me eye strain after prolonged periods.

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Have you looked in the

Have you looked in the Registry forum? There are some campaigns which are recruiting. You can be proactive! Message/post/reply/whatever to a GM who's looking.

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Homeless? That sounds

Homeless? That sounds horrible. You should move to the Titanian Commonw... errr I mean Sweden, good social security for everyone!

Also, there's no rule that says you can't print the pdfs, if you can find a place to print them cheap or for free (like a workplace or something).

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Well, I live in Sweden so

Well, I live in Sweden so there's one problem solved. Can't really do anything about the travel expenses though.

And you are right, printing does cost money and since you already have most of the books... Still, I have occassionly printed roleplaying books because paying for just the paper was cheaper than the actual book (like Ars Magica 4th edition when they released that as a free pdf).

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kisftw wrote:Lorsa wrote:Well

kisftw wrote:
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Well, I live in Sweden so there's one problem solved. Can't really do anything about the travel expenses though.

And you are right, printing does cost money and since you already have most of the books... Still, I have occassionly printed roleplaying books because paying for just the paper was cheaper than the actual book (like Ars Magica 4th edition when they released that as a free pdf).

Heh, if you were serious about that Sweden thing, I might do a little bit of research in regards to that.

It's really hard to print out RPG books, they tend to be really long and filled with ink-draining pictures. I printed out a 70 something page retroclone once, and even then I had to cut a significant number of pages out, and it was like 10 bucks. (10 dollars could feed me for a whole day, at 3 dollars and 30 cents a meal!)

Well, on second thought I think I would be incredibly stupid of me to promise a space in my 1-room appartment to someone I have never met. While I woul really like to help you with your homeless situation I think we have to admit that trying to move to my place in Sweden isn't the best solution.

I do believe that Sweden is a great country to live in, as a general belief though, as people are only homeless if they actually want to be. Where do you currently live?

Oh, and my food budget is actually less than that per meal. :)

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kisftw wrote:Heh, I thought

kisftw wrote:
Heh, I thought so.

I currently 'live' in Texas, which is in the US.

So it's more like you 'reside' in Texas then. :)

It's a big state though, so whereabouts are you located? Out of curiosity that is.

How bad did you get hit by the house-bubble? Maybe there's plenty of empty houses you can squat in? Being homeless seems like the kind of problem us roleplayers should be able to find a solution to!

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consumerdestroyer consumerdestroyer's picture
Ugh, squatting in Texas. I've

Ugh, squatting in Texas. I've heard some horror stories from some railway travelling crustpunks I've met about the authorities not mixing well with the idea of squatting (sometimes pretty violently). I feel for you, it's not easy to travel when homeless and with no resources, and if you want to squat somewhere Texas probably isn't your best bet in the continental United States.

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Lorsa wrote:(...) as people

Lorsa wrote:
(...) as people (in Sweden) are only homeless if they actually want to be. (...)

Sorry, don't mean to derail or anything, but as a swede and formerly homeless I can say that you are woefully wrong.

Carry on.




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Ravn wrote:Lorsa wrote:(...)

Ravn wrote:
Lorsa wrote:
(...) as people (in Sweden) are only homeless if they actually want to be. (...)

Sorry, don't mean to derail or anything, but as a swede and formerly homeless I can say that you are woefully wrong.

Carry on.

How did that happen? I thought social security was supposed to take care of that? What's going wrong with our country? :(

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Social security hardly have

Social security hardly have the funding and means to give out the welfare checks, especially outside Stockholm, Göteborg and Malmö. The myth that homelessness in Sweden (and other places) is solely connected to drug abuse, mental illness etc is something we need to throw out the window if we're going to battle the problem. In my time on the streets, about 1 in 5 of the people I met was just ordinary men and women, like myself, who'd fallen on hard times; lost a job, couldn't pay rent, didn't get any welfare, didn't have any savings and lacked a social saftey net.
And try to get a home if you're out of a job, and vice versa.
I've even met single parents with kids on the street. Social security do jack-shit. At most they take the kids and place them in foster homes, and leave the parent to fend for themselves.

The utopian myth of social security in Sweden is dead, rotting and should be in the grave, but sadly works in the favour of the system.




consumerdestroyer consumerdestroyer's picture
Real democratic social

Real democratic social security would entail a democratic economic system, and unfortunately even the most leftist and liberal social democratic states are still part of the most authoritarian economic system the world has ever known. Political democracy (and its various aspirations, including in the social security sphere) demands economic democracy for any real long-term efficacy.

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Ravn wrote:The utopian myth

Ravn wrote:
The utopian myth of social security in Sweden is dead, rotting and should be in the grave, but sadly works in the favour of the system.

Can you imagine how Swedes would feel without the comforting myth of social security? It is part of what makes feel good about themselves and secure in the world: how well or badly it actually works is less important than the feeling that in Sweden we have already solved all the social problems (just some minor adjustment needed).

As a Swede living in the UK it is interesting to look at the dream from both the inside and outside. I think objectively speaking it is true that Sweden has great social security, but woe to those who fall through the cracks! Since the big idea is that everything works fine, if you do not conform to it it must be *your* fault somehow (but don't worry, we won't say it to your face...). The UK system is much nastier and has far more sinkholes, but if you are stuck there there is not the same consensus about who or what you are. This, IMHO, is a reason the UK actually integrates immigrants better than Sweden, despite being meaner with help to them.

(And as I said in the old thread discussing Rimwards, all of this makes excellent material for a "down and out on Titan" adventure.)

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