It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane. Philip K. Dick, VALIS 2019 "It can't be. You got any idea how big this is? A high profile blogger posts a mysterious question and kills himself and becomes the biggest internet phenomenon since Google?" "Yeah, I know." "And you found nothing? C'mon." "Sorry my little sunshine. None." "Anything on Tritec?" "Nope. I went through every registry in the world and used every search engine available. Babe. There is no Tritec. No Tritech or Trytec or Trytech either." "A shame. I thought if anyone finds something it is you." "Oh c'mon. Flattering me? That is really cheap." "Yeah, does it work?" "Totally. You always knew how to push my buttons." "I still do. All your right buttons, big guy." "Flirting? Flirting and flattering? What makes you so desperate honey?" "This has become a legit Internet phenomena. It is bigger than this serial killer! Bigger than the impeachment movement! What shall I say? It is huge!" "Your big break?" "My big break. That was the idea. Looks like my skillset isn't up for the challenge." "Flirting and flattering, well maybe you should try something a little more sophisticated." "Like what?" "Trace Archer's steps. The guy posted a review of the new Assassin's Creed, went to bed probably or spend time on his computer and then ... look at his blog. He posted the question at four in the morning! What is Tritec? Only this question! And then? He puts a bullet into his head? I don't buy it." "He was probably a crazy guy who did not know what he wrote." "Yeah, but let us assume he wasn't, okay? Let us assume Tritec means something. Something as big as everybody seems to think. I mean a few million people are not wrong. Wisdom of the crowd, you know? But isn't the timeline a bit strange?" "What do you mean big guy?" "I mean who posts a question and kills himself before he get's a chance to receive an answer?" "God, you are right." "I know, hon. Maybe that is what you should think about." "Did you come up with this?" "Hell no, read it in a forum." 2029 Human Resources were no longer the field of humans. Algorithms had analyzed every bit of data about the candidate. His Internet search profile was right next to his health data and the analysis of his social network profile. His school and university files, his IQ Test and psych evaluation completed his profile simply called "The Set Card" by big corporations. This corporation was bigger than any other. Their Set Cards were therefore more sophisticated and their access to data nearly unlimited. They knew every site he ever visited, every game he played and book he read. They were that powerful. It was The Company! It had a unique product and an equally unique history. Working here meant a life in luxury and security. Two rare commodities in the life of people of these times. The artificial intelligence analyzing the candidates Set Card did more than hire him though. It staffed his team, put together his working space and choose his projects. A flat was chosen for him, a car, an assistant, a bonus package and a diet. The whole package was delivered to the candidate in a series of messages to the company device. The device was one of two items a drone delivered physically. It was obligatory he carried it with him at any time of day. The other item was a key-card. It had the name of the company written on top and below it had his ID number. In the lower left corner his project was noted. Project Tritec. He would begin his new job on Monday at 10:00. Obviously the AI knew he liked to sleep a little longer. ______________________________ ______________________________ in all my dreams i DROWN ______________________________ ______________________________ A Science Fiction Mystery ______________________________ There is not much I can tell you about this game. It demands a leap of faith. I know I am asking for much, so I will tell you what little I can and hope you make that leap. The game will be set in two time frames. One timeline is future Shanghai of the year 2029 in which the worlds biggest gaming company has made it's home in the worlds biggest city. It will have a limited cast of two characters. One will be a new high potential recruit to a secret project they are developing. The other storyline - let us call it our main storyline - is open to everybody and all and it is set in contemporary Los Angeles of the year 2019 where a potential suicide by a gaming blogger leads to a series of events that might change the world as we know it forever. There is also a serial killer on the loose. It is slice-of-Life setting with a mystery at it's core. I am pretty sure it won't get boring. It is explicitly allowed to make a character for both timeframes. ——————————————– Characters The Future The two future spots were given out to players who contacted me pre-launch. So no free spots are open there initially when the game opens. Saying more would be spoilers! The Present In this timeframe you can play anyone. Really anyone. If you are interested to tackle the mystery of how and why the mysterious blogger Quentin Archer died, it would make sense to play either someone who knew him or someone who investigates the case (journalists or cops would make sense). This is by no means mandatory though. You can play as anyone you want. ——————————————– Character Sheet Name: Age: Appearance: Occupation: Biography: RULES: 1. GM word is law 2. PM me the CS for approval 3. Obey the rules of the site 4. I will make an effort to update at least once a week and I hope players to do the same. If a player is absent for a longer time and holding up storylines I reserve the right to take control of his character. 5. There will be an OOC discussion thread that allows for any spoilers or interpretations. In the game these are strictly forbidden. A special thanks to the man you know as LordTroepfchen for allowing me to build this on his original idea.