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Ghost in the Machine
 GM, 2 posts
Fri 14 Oct 2016
at 21:19
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Welcome to Post Human: Generation Omega. This is the OCC/ Discussion thread. Please feel free to post here with questions, concerns or simply to say hi.

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Ghost in the Machine
 GM, 3 posts
Fri 14 Oct 2016
at 22:53
OCC/ Discussion
Quick question, can everyone see the game discription? I've had reports its missing or missing some info.
Ghost in the Machine
 GM, 4 posts
Fri 14 Oct 2016
at 22:59
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Welcome to POST HUMAN: Generation Omega. The year is 2150.

150 years before Post Humanity began to appear around the world. At first a tenuous peace existed, a world wide conspiracy to hide the existence of Post Humans was put in place. For almost 20 years it worked… for the most part. In 2016 the Conspiracy began to unravel. It fell apart completely in 2020. Post Humanity was revealed forever when a fight erupted between warring Post Human factions in the heart of Silicon Valley. This was the opening salvo of the ALPHA War, as the first generation of Post Humanity warred amongst itself, with regular humanity caught in the middle.

The ALPHA War raged for 30 years, off and on. Until 2050 and the coming of the SINGULARITY and the disappearance of 30% of the world's population. The world was left in peace, but the loss of over 3 billion people left the survivors reeling. When a new generation of Post Humanity began to appear, at first there was widespread panic. Anyone showing Post Human abilities were rounded up, some imprisoned others executed. Post Humanity was forced to band together, to fight back. It wasn't until 2064 and the discovery of the Ostermann Equation that things began to calm. Andrea Ostermann discovered ***REDACTED*** proof that the massive death toll among Post Humanity was linked to the increase in post humans. In other words, the more that were killed the more that appeared. ***ALL FURTHER INFORMATION CONCERNING THE OSTERMANN EQUATION IS CLASSIFIED REQUIRING ALPHA 1-A CLEARANCE.***

It took many more years., but a peace was reached. On January 1st 2100 The Hong Kong Accords were signed. The Accords created a limited World Government and an enforcement arm known as S.P.A.R.T.A.N. (Super Powered Authority for Rapid Tactical Armed Nations). Under the aegis of S.P.A.R.T.A.N. Post Humans were recruited to staff teams around the world.
Ghost in the Machine
 GM, 6 posts
Sun 16 Oct 2016
at 23:54
OCC/ Discussion
So I’ve had some requests for more information on the game world. The world is based on a game I started earlier this year, but got sick and it languished and died. I’ll provide some of the game info for that game and then update for the jump forward to 2150.

Game introduction…

The world changed January 1st 2001. But it was with a whimper, not a bang. It took years for anyone to even really notice. Even now 15 years later there’s only whispers. A man in Tennessee who can heal by touch. A woman in California who can communicate with and control animals. An asshole who won’t say where he is who can control the Internet with his mind. And hundreds… thousands more. No one knows what happened, knows what changed in the core of humanity. But there was a change, or maybe change isn’t the word. A… shift. Suddenly the impossible was possible. Suddenly the powerless had power… Think about that for a second. Think about the fear that would cause in the powerful men and women that really control our world.

Anonymity was our shield secrecy our armor. It kept us safe. But old hurts, old prejudices and old fashioned greed have a way of poking holes in our carefully crafted secrets. In 2005 three individuals stormed Credit Suisse in Zurich, Switzerland.Eight people were killed and the bank's security footage shows one of three invaders ripping the vault door out of the wall. In 2007 a lone individual walked up to Black Dolphin Prison near the border of Kazakhstan. Several eye witness accounts say this person entered the prison by walking through the walls and killed 5 men being held as Federal witness against one of the more powerful Russian crime families. Only eye witness accounts are available because somehow every electronic device in a square mile blew out as the prison was breached.

Of course those events led to other… well I guess horrors are the right word. Eight hundred killed when a hospital was bombed in South America. Rumor had it a young girl who could control fear and emotion was there for testing. She was helping those poor souls whose psyches just couldn't handle the hurts and horrors of everyday life. A family killed in a home invasion in Rhode Island, good ole USA. The Father had told a local TV station that his Son could fly. I have so many more I could tell you, but you get the point. The world is far more wonderful and far more dangerous than you ever could have realized. You're receiving this email because you are one of the… changes in the world. You are now part of Post Humanity. Blessed or cursed you have the power to change… everything.

So you have super powers… I guess the first question is how do I know? I just do, live with it.So what does it mean? Other than that you can read minds or toss a car. There is no easy way to answer that. I wish I had all the answers. I don’t. But here's what I do know.

The Status Quo- There’s not much I can tell you about them. I know there’s three of them. Two men and a woman. And that’s about it. That’s all I can find out, That and if they come for you you’ll probably disappear. They have come for me twice and each time I’ve gotten away, but barely. Once I know they had me cornered before Contingency got me out, but all I can remember is there where three of them.

Contingency- She’s the reason I’m here. Hell she’s the reason a lot of us are still around. She show’s up when she’s needed, disappears when it’s over. She’s in her early 30’s. Blonde, pretty. I’m fairly certain she’s a time traveller… no shit. If everything starts to go to hell look for the butterflies.

Ghost in the Machine- That’s me. I try to help, when I can. I’m building a network of folks around the world. If you're reading this I hope you’ll be part of it. There’s a war coming. I  know it’s corny, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true. Power is shifting, the old guard is getting scared. They don’t like change and they are terrified of what Post Humanity can do, There are plans, pieces are in motion. Some want us dead. Some just want to control us. Both options terrify me. But we are starting to fight back. Hopefully you can be a part of that.

The Inquisition- Yeah. Exactly what it sounds like. Funded by Jeremiah Holt, he made his money the old fashioned way, he killed his parents and inherited it. He has an agenda… that changes almost weekly. And when it does somebody usually winds up dead. Sadly that’s not even the worse news. The Inquisition is headed by a woman known only as Torquemada, she has an agenda too. Wipe Post Humanity off the face of the planet. Her Inquisition is an organization full of faceless men and women dedicated to the same goal. Our only bright spot? Because they hate us (Post Humans) they refuse to work with any one with Powers. With one exception. Torquemada’s personal bodyguard/ hitman, known only as Saint George.

The Pony Express- Geraldine Cross discovered her ability to teleport on her 14th birthday, Four years later she she is the founder/ CEO of the world's premier courier service. She’s gathered a group of Post Humans with abilities that not only help them get anything anywhere, but keep it discrete. She also seems to know more about what’s really going on in the world than even I do.  And yes that pisses me off.

Powell Osterman Scientific Technologies- Headquartered in Munich, Germany P.O.S.T. is well, they are the bad guys, plain and simple. Human experimentation, genetic slavery, bioengineered weapons you name it if it's evil and wrong they are doing it. If they find you you disappear. Their stated goal is to advance humanity as far as possible in any way necessary. Founded by Walter Powell a retired U.S. Army general and Hans Osterman a former Nazi scientist in 1953 P.O.S.T. is now in the evil yet capable hands of Andrea Osterman-Powell the great granddaughter of Powell and Osterman, yes their children spawned.

UPDATE
The final 2/3rds of the 21st century where awash in conflict and violence. The SINGULARITY only made it worse. The Hong Kong Accords was the first step on a long road to a lasting peace, but even 50 years after the Accords and the formation of the first SPARTAN teams the world is a dangerous place. The SINGULARITY took over 3 billion souls in an instant, but the wars and violence that followed saw the remaining population reduced by almost 50%.
Technology and infrastructure are only recently recovered to the point where significant advances are once again being made. For most of the world. Life is much the same as it was in the early 21st century.

The face of the planet itself is changed. San Francisco is gone. Great swaths of the American midwest are horrible wastelands. Europe itself was decimated. The European Union has consolidated the remaining population into the northern parts of Germany and Poland and Norway, Sweden and Finland. The individual countries merged under the E.U. banner. Most of the rest of the world faces similar devastation and issues.
Ghost in the Machine
 GM, 7 posts
Tue 18 Oct 2016
at 17:07
OCC/ Discussion
Yesterday was all about doctors appointments so today is getting the game up and running. Even without advertising for players I got 17 RTJ's. So now is the really difficult part, narrowing it down to 6 players. I will be going over RTJ's today. I didn't give a lot of info in the RTJ thread so a lot of the RTJ's are pretty bare bones so I'll be requesting a bit more info before I start sending invites.