Eclipse Phase

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.



Special guests Tsercele and Gertrude Perkins join Ikks and Ironicus to discuss their favorite settings, and just what to do when your favorite RPG sourcebook provides too much-- or too little.


Tsercele GMs an existential adventure for Gertrude Perkins (Finn Khouri), Ironicus (Alan Lighthill), and Ikks (Gan Ceann). The team of a small space station in the Kuiper Belt awakens to find the craft all but completely shut down, with a three-week lapse in their memory. With hostile droids and a damaged artificial intelligence as their only guides, the crew picks up the pieces of a malevolent infestation.

Stranded spacefarers Gan Ceann (Ikks), Alan Lighthill (Ironicus), and Finn Khouri (Gertrude Perkins) face destruction at their own hands-- their original selves, thought deceased, now taken over by the legendary Insurgent Virus. The meager defenses of the research station are ill-equipped to deal with the mining equipment aboard the enemy Astari, and the virus can infect anyone with a sound or image-- the future would be narrow and dim, if not for the outlandish plans of the Kepler's surviving crew.

At last, Gan Ceann, Alan Lighthill, and Finn Khouri come face-to-face with their twisted, TITAN-infected selves. The fate of the crew comes down to fistfights, dance-offs, and double feints, and the destruction of both the Kepler and Astari to ensure that at least this strain of infection will not reach civilization. Gan, Alan, and Khouri will certainly win... but which ones?

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