The Strangest D&D Game of All

Here’s a fascinating new interview with the two creators behind “Eclipse Phase,” a weird role-playing game which “expands the transhuman conversation”. Its spookiest concept is probably universal surveillance when “everything is networked and equipped with sensors and all meshed


But it raises other mind-bending political and moral dilemmas. All the characters can be identical clones, and “when you switch bodies, it affects your core characteristics. Of course, this damages your sanity. (Especially after-death insanity, or the trauma of occupying non-human bodies.) And if an octopus mind gets uploaded into a human body, watch out!

It raises what may be the ultimate question. With humanity on the edge of extinction, “how do you use the technology? How much do you change yourself?”