Eclipse Phase Second Edition Character Pack
The Eclipse Phase: Character Pack is created for Eclipse Phase Second Edition, containing all 16 sample characters and 36 pages!
The print version is designed to be folded, spindled and mutilated: take the staples out, slice the pages in half, and you two sixteen double-sided character sheets plus a quick-reference guide from the "book's" cover!
Eclipse Phase presents a large, detailed world with many options for character creation. Player character teams are often best off specializing around a type of operation (e.g., gatecrashing, space ops), a geography (the outer system, large cities), or a faction (criminals, scientists). This helps players come up with a concept that plugs into the overall group and speeds up the process of defining relationships between characters. Four sample player character teams built along these principles follow. Use them as player characters, or as inspiration for players creating their own team.
Firewall Sunward Ops
At their best on the densely settled, high-gravity worlds of the inner solar system, the planetary ops team is Firewall’s go-to for missions in the Martian outback, the floating cities of Venus, or the caverns of Luna. On a planetary ops team, surveillance and security hacking, investigative networking, and scientific evidence analysis are key competencies. Skill in interviewing leads and being good with a gun are also handy. The team will need a diverse set of contacts to follow leads, but hypercorp and guangxi connections are especially important.
Firewall Rimward Ops
Heavy on technical and scientific muscle and expert at operating in space and low-G environments, the rimward ops team covers Firewall missions in the asteroids belts, Saturn’s rings, and the ice worlds of the system’s farthest reaches. Research and academic skills, specialist know-how, and ability to navigate the outer system’s complex social networks are key competencies. Having the contacts to obtain morphs and gear in far-flung autonomist habits is important to this team, as is having the brainpower to neutralize threats to transhumanity from the dark periphery of circumsolar space.
Gatecrashing teams specialize in exploring and surviving on the xeno-planets found beyond Pandora gates (see p. XX). On a gatecrashing team, scientific knowledge, outdoorsmanship, repair skills, and combat proficiency are key competencies. Because the team is regularly cut off from transhuman civilization beyond the gates, hacking, social skills, and networking are used less frequently. A good reputation is still important to continue getting more gatecrashing jobs, though. The gatecrashing team described here are also recent recruits to Firewall, but this part of their backgrounds can be ignored in a non-Firewall campaign.
Gathered from criminal gangs, semi-legal occupations, and underclass clades, teams of professionals come together through shared contacts in the Guangxi underworld and its associated reputation network. On a professionals team, stealthy combat, social manipulation, and larcenous technical skills are key competencies. Maintaining cred with a variety of factions beyond the big criminal gangs is important, because no professionals team is complete without drawing on the specialized skills of scum, scavengers, and other marginal groups.
Pre-Order Information (last updated August 1)
We have the Eclipse Phase Complete: USB Digital Archive available for pre-order right now. Pre-orders will close on Monday, August 10th and we anticipate the USB drives will be ready to ship in late August or early September.
When do you ship orders?
For any title in the Books category, including Eclipse Phase Second Edition, those books ship from one of our fulfillment partners, the legendary Atlas Games. They ship titles out almost every weekday.
Other merchandise, including pre-orders, ships from our home office, and we try to ship things out once or twice a week depending on order volume.
What is Posthuman Recommended shipping?
Posthuman Recommended shipping for books for non-USA orders uses a Delivery Duty Paid (DDP) service. By using DDP, we assume the liability for any import duties that you may normally have to pay!
Your books will be shipped from the Atlas warehouse to a shipping company in your region, and then will be handed to that company for the "Final Mile" to your door. You'll get tracking information for both legs of your new book's journey to you!
DDP is not as fast as a courier service, but is much less expensive, and still takes things across the globe in under ten days, typically.
We understand that shipping (particularly internationally) is expensive. Amazon and other major retailers get huge reductions on their shipping rates due to the volume of orders they place. We aren't able to match those rates.