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A tabletop RPG set in an ominous space station, home to millions, where stories of struggle and survival are written on a daily basis.
A tabletop RPG set in an ominous space station, home to millions, where stories of struggle and survival are written on a daily basis.
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Nibiru Update #24 - The Machine

Posted by Federico Sohns (Creator)
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Hello Vagabonds!  

We are now in the final days of the Kickstarter campaign, and passing the 200% line :) now more than ever before it's important to comment, share, and spread the word on the campaign! For those new on board, we got an awesome thing going on called the Pilgrimage, which you can check out in this update (it involves getting hold of a short series of adventures for free :D).

Also, we've given a gift to all our backers during Christmas :) which you can unwrap here!

Today I wanted to write about the fourth habitat—the Machine. But for that, I have to introduce AIs and automatons as a concept!

At some point in the past, humans discovered in Nibiru discarded pieces of engineering, far beyond their comprehension. With the advent of information technology, they started to realize that these pieces of engineering had structures akin to human brains, though the way information within was codified was completely beyond their knowledge.

With this in mind, humanity designed what is known as "Riddler Code", to use these machines (baptized "AI Cores") and their processing power to create automatons that could assist humanity in a myriad of different fields.

Problems arose when the native code within AI Cores woke up, reacting like a body does to a foreign presence within, and provoking erratic behavior in automatons. This erratic behavior entails an awakening of consciousness, that starts subtly but ends abruptly with the automaton leaving to places unknown (unless dispatched and re purposed by their owner).

Vagabonds of the Machine remember the moments between that first spark of sentience and the last transmission before its end. Every journal page you write in has a "first transmission" and a "last transmission" (the first and last memory in the page)—which altogether record the slow degradation of the automaton's code. Each new page is an opportunity to tackle a different story from the eyes of a different machine.

As the pages build up, the Vagabond starts to gain insight on the language of machines—the very language spoken by Nibiru. What will you discover and how you'll use this potential is completely up to you :)

Alton C. Capps, Zaarin, and 4 more people like this update.

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