Gradient Descent new campaign handout

2022-09-16 ✢ MothershipRPGGradient DescentRPG handouts

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CEP = Common Economic Protocol. Enables co-existence of, and efficient trade between, megacorps. Established in aftermath of the first Zaibatsu War.

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Many Matundai contractors are recruited through the Jubilee’ programme: the company buys crippling personal debt en masse and consolidates it into a single repayment contract.

MATSUNDAI HEAVY INDUSTRIES is happy to offer you the opportunity to continue work on your Extended Repayment Contract by completing a simple search-and-retrieve task:

Most people will never handle Protocol Dollars (₱). It is much more common to be paid in franchise scrip.

Preliminary reports suggest an ~80% universal conversion rate.

Gradient Descent comes with the following content warnings: Scenes of graphic violence, body horror, emotional trauma, psychological distress, obscene language and harm to android children.

If you’re reading this you might want to play in a new Mothership campaign I’m running. We’ll be playing through Gradient Descent by Luke Gearing et al., a sci-fi megadungeon set in an abandoned (?) android manufacturing plant.

If you’ve never played Mothership before: it’s a sci-fi horror game where you play as blue-collar workers in a bad future. It’s Alien, and you’re Ripley. It’s about the lonely hugeness of space and whether a computer can be conscious and the constant and crushing pressure of your life being controlled by vast impersonal forces you can’t understand or influence. It’s a lot of fun.

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