A term for EP if you want to use it.

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It that must no... It that must not be named's picture
A term for EP if you want to use it.

Ep has a lot of greek reffs in it, if you'd like an ancient reff from a non greek source that would fit into the game nicely, try "Ushabti". (Oo shahb tee)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ushabti

In sum, in ancient egypt there was a very strong belief in an afterlife similar to the current one, and people believed they would have to work in the afterlife. But if you paid a priest to create a figurine, often but not always in your image, and endow it with symbols of life like the ankh, and had it, or them if you had several made, buried with you they would accompany your soul into the afterlife and, when you had to work, the ushabti would take your place and do your work for you.

So a ushabti was a mystical little stand in for someone who paid a priest to make him one or more and did that person's work for him. My, my. Sounds a bit like a fork, doesn't it?

So maybe the term ushabti could be used in EP to represent a fork someone makes in their image to do some sort of work for them. It's a good term and it just reminds me of forks in EP, so I thought I'd toss it out here for other players to add if they wanted too.

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Axel the Chimeric Axel the Chimeric's picture
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The term might be better used for any robotic servant, especially those that are at least vaguely humanoid. I can even imagine it being a brand name of a particular hypercorp for their type of robot.




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It that must no... It that must not be named's picture
Re: A term for EP if you want to use it.

Axel the Chimeric wrote:
The term might be better used for any robotic servant, especially those that are at least vaguely humanoid. I can even imagine it being a brand name of a particular hypercorp for their type of robot.

Hmm, yes. I kind of think it might be good for something made in a person's image, like the egyptian ushabti often were, but in general anything made to do a person's work for him woud be appropriate.

It's just meant to be an alternative to endless greek terms.

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Quincey Forder Quincey Forder's picture
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Could I use the term in a paper I'm working on for the second issue of The Eye?
the Kemetic (ancient egyptian) term fits perfectly well with it

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It that must no... It that must not be named's picture
Re: A term for EP if you want to use it.

Quincey Forder wrote:
Could I use the term in a paper I'm working on for the second issue of The Eye?
the Kemetic (ancient egyptian) term fits perfectly well with it

Of course! I don't own the term, I just brought it to people's attention here due to it's possible usefulness in EP.

I still think it might be a good term for a beta fork, but use it as you wish.

BTW, what's "the eye"? An EP fanzine?

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Quincey Forder Quincey Forder's picture
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tsugoi! that's great! Thanks!

as for The Eye, yes, it is.
the fanzine idea was born out of Adam Jury's (or was it Jack Graham's?) request that there were a fanzine about the game. Several fans, both here and on Darkcast, and including yours truly, jumped on the idea and started planning the fanzine

As it is, the zine's first is in editing stage, and the second issue just entered planning stage

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