Singularity

House Rules

  • PL8, 150PP
  • All armor, weapons, and other toys should be equipment.
  • NEW FEAT: Benefit/Body — Ranked Feat. Each rank allows the character to have one extra body. This allows the character to shuffle physical ability scores, skills, feats, and powers around. The character can also buy the Attractive Feat if they wish. This process takes 6-12 hours to accomplish, much like a normal download after death. It includes means to keep the other body alive. Each body has a +15 Disguise bonus for purposes of realizing one body is the shell of another person. GM Note: Preference is in a maximum of 2 bodies, one pseudo-human, one weird be it a robotic body for space or something else. Others can be gained ICly if it makes sense.
  • NEW FEAT: Benefit/Download — allows resurrection if killed, though the character's memories stop at the point of download.
  • MODIFIED FEAT: Benefit/Wealth — Use the following chart for Wealth. This chart is used because the standard of living for what could be called First World nations is very high. So being wealthy means less. Instead, it's what you do and who you know that matters more. Wealth beyond the normal is an important trait, however. Ranks in this feat also add +2 to social rolls to procure rare merchandise like a modified shell or a piece of cutting-edge technology.
Feats Wealth
1 Wealthy
2 Millionaire
3 Major Millionaire
4 Billionaire
  • Equipment: Use the following table for guidelines for equipment.
Armored Suit (6EP) Protection 6
Armored Vest (4EP) Protection 3 (Power Feat: Subtle)
Hoverboard (3EP) Speed 3 (50mph)
Mining Torch (10EP) +10 Strike
Slug Thrower (Pistol) (14EP) +7 Blast
Slug Thrower (Rifle) (18EP) +9 Blast
Slug Thrower (Assault) (24EP) +8 Blast (Extras: Autofire)
Stun Gun (18EP) +8 Stun (Power Feats: Extra Reach x2 - 25'
  • Drones: Drones are robotic bodies. They tend towards the utilitarian, thouch some people use actual robotic bodies as well. Drones made for space flight need enough shielding to avoid being destroyed by debris and micrometeorites; human-sized bodies do not have the necessary materials to use this type of armor. Below are example statistics for drone bodies.
Armored Drone Body (8-10PP) Impervious 8-10
Hydraulics (10PP) Super Strength 5
Mining Torch (10PP) +10 Strike
Non-Human Systems (15PP) Immunity (Fortitude; Flaw: Limited — Not vs Anti-Tech)

Setting Snippets

  • Leading Nations
    • Asian Union (AU): The Asian Union is composed of China and many southeast Asian nations. India is also a member, though there's a lot of friction there. They are fairly xenophobic, though their people seem happy. It's not as free as other nations by any means, and highly regulated as a society. The AU is not a democracy.
    • European Eunion (EU): The European Union is composed of Europe and part of the Middle East, such as Turkey. It is a culture that has a very high standard of living, though they are not risk takers.
    • Latin American States (LAS): The Latin American States are basically composed of South America and parts of the Carribean. They are an up-and-coming power; while they don't have nearly as much space real estate as the others, and have to lease rights to areas, they are acting very intelligently. They are mavericks, though their standard of living is lower than other nations. They are also not a democracy, instead ruled by corporations.
    • New Soviet Block (NSB): The New Soviet Block is the result of the resurgence of Communist and Socialist ideals in Russia and much of Western Asia. With the advances of science, these dreams could be realized, though as it's run by people, it's not perfect. The leadership is supposedly elected, but the same families have been in charge for over a century. The standard of living, however, is high. Much like the EU, scientific progress is steady, though not as quick as in the LASand the USNA.
    • United States of North America (USNA): The USNA is the result of the United States merging with Canada and parts of the Carribean. It is a strong nation known for its individuals. However, its people are very quixotic and often at war (culturally, not through violence) with itself. Thus, it rarely directs all its energies in one direction.
  • Other Nations
    • Africa: Just like in the 'now', Africa is a hotbed of violence. It has advanced a great deal over time, but it still lags behind many other nations, not having the luck to have as skilled a set of leaders as the LAS. Nevertheless, there are many skilled people in the various nations of Africa, and a large number of Belters are of African descent — they're willing to take risks some others aren't, and Africa may yet rise.
    • Australia: Australia lacks the population and resources to be a leading nation on its own. However, it's not a poor nation by any means. It's strongly allied with both the EU and the USNA, though it leans more strongly to the EU.
  • Venus: Venus is a unique proposition. No one, of course, have colonies in its atmosphere. Instead, the Asian Union has multiple floating colonies riding in its atmosphere, at a height where they can survive without issue. This gives them privacy and enough resources to keep their colonies afloat with little issue.
  • Luna: Everyone has bases on Earth's moon. The largest space-born colonies are found here. New Berlin (EU) and Luna York (USNA) are the biggest metropolises, having populations in the millions. Many other cities can be found from the New Soviet Block to the Latin Amerian States.
  • Mars: Held nearly completely by the European Union. They beat other nations to Mars, and got a strong lock on prime locations before others could arrive. There are small colonies from other nations, but these are tiny and surrounded by the EU. The EU is working to biosculpt Mars. At present, they have organisms that eat certain raw materials and produce oxygen, a kind of algae, but it will take at least a century before the oxygen content is high enough for even simple life forms to be viable.
  • Jupiter: Owned by the New Soviet Block. They are very strict about their mining rights to the moons, and as it's the closest source of certain materials, their economy is booming providing these materials to a hungry world.
  • Saturn, Uranus, Neptune: Slower than other nations, the United States of North America managed to get a strong lock on these planets and their moons. While they are farther away, their minerals and other resources are vast, and have kept the USNA as one of the leading lights in the solar system.