Sufficiently Advanced

A roleplaying game of the far future. Characters work for AIs who can send themselves messages from the future. Attributes are based on built-in technology, and players can use Twists to affect the plot.

Once upon a time, fire was at the cutting edge of technology. Those who had it were almost gods to those who didn’t. They were warm in the winter. They could live farther north and higher in the mountains. They could flush out game. They were sick less often and lived longer. Those who could actually make fire were gods among gods, creating the light and warmth and power it gave with their own two hands and some very particular stones.

Of course, we know now that fire isn’t magic. It might be “magical” to some people, beautiful and dangerous, flickering and dancing with a life of its own, but it is comprehensible to those who use it. Eventually, as more people used it and understood it, although its beauty and danger remained, it was not seen as magic. It was a tool — one of the first pieces of technology.


10 Responses to “Sufficiently Advanced”

  1. Callan S. Says:

    I remember some development threads for this on the forge.

    I thought it was being sold now, rather than for free?

  2. Colin Fredericks Says:

    I recently released it under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 3.0 license.

  3. Will Says:

    Congratulations, Colin. This is GREAT work! Can’t wait to get back to reading. So much for getting any sleep anytime soon…

  4. Rob Lang Says:

    I’ve added it to the list for the free RPG blog reviews. Looks superb.

  5. Sufficiently Advanced - Blutschwerter Says:

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  6. Rob Lang Says:

    Reviewed on the Free RPG Blog!

  7. suffisamment Says:

    A translation into French is being done :
    You’re welcome if you want to help !

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  9. Thutmosis Says:

    Why are the blue boxes in the PDF huge and obscure parts of the text? D:

  10. Colin Fredericks Says:

    Thutmosis: This is a problem that a handful of folks have been having when using non-standard PDF readers, especially those written for Linux or BSD machines. Try changing readers and see if that helps. If not, I’ll work up a version that’s compatible with older standards and we’ll try that out.