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Second Chances is a campaign for Eclipse Phase a new game published by Catalyst Game Labs and Posthuman Studios. Currently the core book is a the printers and is expected to be in stores in the Fall of 2009. The .pdf should be available prior to Gencon 2009.
Eclipse Phase is a pen & paper roleplaying game of post-apocalyptic transhuman conspiracy and horror.
An “eclipse phase” is the period between when a cell is infected by a virus and when the virus appears within the cell and transforms it. During this period, the cell does not appear to be infected, but it is.
Players take part in a cross-faction secret network dubbed Firewall that is dedicated to counteracting “existential risks” — threats to the existence of transhumanity, whether they be biowar plagues, self-replicating nanoswarms, nuclear proliferation, terrorists with WMDs, net-breaking computer attacks, rogue AIs, alien encounters, or anything else that could drive an already decimated transhumanity to extinction.
This EP campaign focuses on a team of Firewall operatives who have been brought back from the dead after something went wrong on their last op. They’ve been given a chance to atone for the mistakes of their past selves, who are not their current selves and they must decide if they will walk the same path that led to disaster or if they can avoid their fate this time around.