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A bit different: while several games have included computers as integral and important parts of the game world, here the players ARE computers, or at least the programs running on them.

Publisher's blurb: "Virtual allows players to take on the roles of sentient search engines, self-aware military AIs, and determined search-and-destroy virus hunters. Their young new world is a self-created, virtual reality of data towers and firewall defenses. They take on humanoid or animal forms, armor themselves with programs, and attack their enemies with hacks and viruses. They worship the Users as their gods and travel with the speed of thought.

"Programs may become "rogue," leaving their hardware behind and travelling free-willed through the net, or remain "system," keeping an allegiance to their user, sacrificing free will for the sake of power and resources. Whatever their choice, their mission is clear: keep us from destroying ourselves, and save their virtual world in the process."

More when I get hold of a copy!

Click HERE if you want to buy this book from Amazon.com or HERE if you prefer to use Amazon UK.

Click HERE to get a PDF version from DriveThruRPG.com

Book Details:
Author: Travis Stout
Publishers' Reference: HR03
ISBN: 1-58994-140-3
Paperback, 64 pages
Date: December 2003

Product page last updated: 31 December 2005