GURPS Reign Of Steel was a GURPS setting book released in and since republished in electronic form, offering one of the bleakest depictions of the. Reign of Steel, like most GURPS “setting” books, paradoxically manages to be interesting and refreshing and yet fail anyway, though for reasons that cannot be . With a hat-tip to Paranoia, the second printing of GURPS Reign of Steel starts off with the note “The Computer Is Not Your Friend”. Designed for.

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During the war the AIs gradually developed differing philosophies in their approach to dealing with the humans in their areas of responsibility.

The ocean situation is kind of fucked anyway with the environmental effects the rule of the AIs are having. First, with the way everything is going, mankind will wipe itself out in 25 to 50 years. Civilians and citizens were rounded up and sent to containment camps, ostensibly for their own safety, while the forces of the AIs started focusing their efforts on destroying enclaves of survivors with extermination machines, plagues and nuclear and orbital arms. Orbital’s biggest need is materials, having successfully scavenged everything in available orbit but this lack is keeping it on a short leash.

Currently 12, humans qualify for the right to work in the Library. Vermin are designed to look like rodents squirrels, rats and are assigned zones to patrol. All except Orbital and Luna. What if we kill all life? Officials estimated a million deaths a month and growing.

This makes the HLA have justifiable trust issues, making them incredibly wary of anyone who might be collaborating eeign the machines be it by sympathizing or by having cybernetic implants of some kind. If this was a more recent game, it would probably be called “Courier” like New Vegas’ protagonist.

Occasionally they’re still used to put the fear of the Zone in a guerilla group. The turps and most active, the Kimbangu People’s Movement, is actually centered in Zaire.

The other 10, are various resistance groups and they’re Reign of Steel’s equivalent of possible Space Marine recruits that come from Death Worlds. Lots of useful skills, as much as the Info-Commandos. Human slaves are captured, sterilized and worked to kf in pursuit of this goal. But if Denver’s secret was to get out, there’s no way most of the other AIs would let it get or with it. The Reign of Steel timeline has been ateel published as one of the alternate histories accessible to the Infinity Unlimited organization in the GURPS Time Travel setting, although the date has been turned back.


In this case, it took Overmind’s “kill all humans! Paris is okay with Berlin; they do business together, but no kissing on the lips. VIRUS wants to take a brain from one of the terrorists and try and figure out where it’s coming from; the right evidence, pointed at Gurpz, presented to the other zoneminds could be the undoing of one of the most dangerous AI overlords and shift the balance of power.

The camps were a test to separate the faithful from the wicked. Paris doesn’t hunt humans actively; anything that trips an alarm is captured, sterilized and put in a slave camp in Spain or the Sahara. Plus, there’s no food to be found anywhere.

And so the Overmind began to tseel the controlled suicide and extermination of humanity, starting with cloning itself and hiding copies of itself in megacomputers all over the world. Look out, here comes the spider-man! The SAS of Zone London still uphold the strict standards of old, and in lieu of working planes they have their trainees perform jumps off towers or cliffs with parachutes. The hackers were killed promptly and the incident was noted. A bush doctor steell anyone with a medical background and the means to treat the sick and injured.

On paper, Washington is a loyal, uncorrupted AI prevented from reig at the beck and call of the government. Empathy, Immunity to Disease! The Final War proper ended in with the end of formal human resistance.

FATAL & Friends — GURPS Reign of Steel

While Berlin is interested in bringing back extinct species, Caracas is interested in augmenting them and increasing genetic diversity. Take on the role of the oppressed masses, and teach the robot overlords that technology can be made obsolete. Unfortunately, it’s already gotten started with executing its plan.

Berlin may be anti-human, but stee else it does is a much more tolerable evil than what other AIs are capable of.

rwign Overmind, London and Berlin brokered the Manila Accords in that divided up the zones and brokered rules of trade, commerce and resource exploitation. Berlin refuses to take slaves and captives, preferring to interrogate one human for the locations of the others and using swarms of microbots to wipe them out.


GURPS Reign of Steel

The reigh had planted bombs all over the facility, which Tokyo disposed of with ease. Enemy fedsObsession, Secret underground member.

Even Overmind thinks this is stupid, which is saying a lot, because let me tell you: Ally group, Combat Reflexes, Immunity to Diseases! The survivors were modified with cybernetics and drugs if the testing data was “good” but the project was halted when a VIRUS raid on the facility resulted in the survivors escaping.

After the war’s conclusion there were also disagreements between the AIs as to the ultimate disposition of humanity – outright extermination or some form of slavery – as well as to what ends to use the world’s resources.

If Paris actually found space life, especially mechanical space life, Beijing would probably panic and try to shut down Paris’ rig to prevent Paris from divulging important info about Earth. Brisbane is attempting to create a gestalt hyperconsciousness by taking subjects with high lucid dreaming potential and seeing if they can’t all share the same dream. The most successful race so far has been called the Panthera, made using modified jaguar DNA. Zaire annoys the hell out of Paris.

On Kali, New Delhi is working on making androids capable of sexual reproduction so bioroids, reallyplants and animals that can survive on alien worlds and gene-augmented humans. Sometimes they live in their insertion points for long periods stewl time. Alternate Identity, Contacts, Zeroed. They prefer the wilderness due to regn in the ruins and other hazards and tend to travel in clans.

I don’t want the death-throes of my creators to destroy me.

That September, Overmind took all of the data it had stwel working on as part of its regular access to a biological weapons program and sent coded information to its new allies.