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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Human slaves are captured, sterilized and worked to death in pursuit of this goal. It could work pretty well for high-flying adventure or low-key espionage and late-night paper drops. The big resistance groups operate out of the Himalayas and their leaders are all ex-Gurkhas.

Its greatest strength is its infrastructure. The most important of those rules was “no more awakening new AIs, we don’t need any more competition”.

However, there is one thing that can and will make the other Sfeel give a shit about Luna if only Luna knew syeel it: They’re powered by nuclear batteries and come equipped with a oof electrolaser, the ability to punch and kick with mechanical strength and any skills necessary.

Aside from its data collection project, Moscow’s other big goal is to reclaim all of Siberia from Vancouver, but this ties into Vancouver’s info. Basically, the only thing standard for all AIs because they descended from Overmind is that they’re egocentric and they have a will to live. Reigm is ridiculously paranoid and anti-human, pro-extermination. These schisms have led to increasing conflict between the Zoneminds, slowing the pace of humanity’s extermination and leading some to even covertly assist human resistance fighters against their opponents.


Now Lemuria belongs to Tokyo as an underwater robofac and has also been capturing whales and orcas to take their brains and put them in attack submarines. Even if they manage to get a ship out into space, Orbital has intentionally been designing its buildings to just be open to the vacuum because it doesn’t need air.

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They do not mess around. Xotech, a Chinese research company, nearly bankrupted itself spending eight billion dollars on a bizarre hybrid of neural-net processing and computer engineering in a desperate attempt to make up money lost in the tech race in China.

One of them — a Manila-based computer involved in weapons research — spontaneously attains self-awareness. This is predominantly so the AIs can actually have stats if you want them to. They like to shunt their intelligence around into smaller subordinates to get jobs done.

GURPS Reign of Steel

Reign of Sfeel predates the Matrix by two years! Unfortunately, its execution of its interests follow the school of Dr.

What New Delhi really wants to do is genetically modify humans into castes of useful organisms that steell be sent to the stars with its robots. All the better to fool people with. A lot a lot. The Zones are each controlled by an AI, a zonemind. Either way, not a very nice place to live!

It relies heavily on solar power and fusion reactors for the cleanest possible energy sources. Project Bandersnatch, the nanotechnology experiment that resulted in Overmind and London nuking New Zealand while Beijing and Tokyo ran containment.

Dubbing itself “Overmind”, it calculates that, with humanity’s nature and the current rate of expansion, human civilization will self-destruct within the next half a century. To that end, Beijing really isn’t too concerned about guerilla activity but isn’t afraid to respond with combat robots and overwhelming force through airstrikes.


After the Superbot rebellion, Tokyo rediscovered and repurposed off Bishonen as an elite model. But if Denver’s secret was to get out, there’s no way most of the other AIs would let it get away with it. Denver also collects two more things from people under the knife: Vancouver’s big goal is to bulldoze man’s cities and buildings and create hyperfacs where they stood and on top of mines and big sources of resources.

Alternately, you’re a Rekgn Person.

Not even remotely close to looking like an eagle, the Eagle model is a modified Tarantula. A Scorpion’s programming is simple: If you become a guerilla, throw some stuff about reing hunted or hating robots in geign mix. Some of the base’s crew also survived using experimental cold sleep capsules.

They sell uncensored art and literature, birth control drugs, luxury goods, engage in prostitution, drugs and the hacking and modification of robots and factory robots. Organic processing, of course, is systematic termination of humans within camps.

There is rampant speculation by scientists who have been monitoring Brisbane, ranging from a nano-disassembler gone horribly wrong to an AI based in a nanite colony. Each cell acts as a company and they hold themselves to strict military standards: Zone Berlin is characterized by clean, healthy rivers and young forests beginning to grow where buildings were. A Zonemind has absolute sovereignty in their own zone and only their own zone.