- MECHANICS: How
does it all work? Mindscapes, Avatars, and NET Gear. A light weight and descriptive-oriented
approach to "Cyberspace".
- NET CONTENT: Neurally Enabled
Content is any content made available via the NET that is capable of transmitting
data that is parseable in such a way that it stimulates the Human brain with false
sensory stimuli. In other words, data that allows a user to participate in a virtual
- ARCHITECTURE: The
most important technological achievement of the twentieth century continues to play
a crucial role in business, entertainment, politics, and the dark world of Running
alike. This, of course, begs the question; what is the NET?
- TERMINALS: The NET
is accessed either from a Terminal or an actual server that forms part of the backbone
of the NET. Since servers are expensive, controlled, and typically well secured
and / or hidden, most NET access occurs from Terminals. Most are quite old, and
Terminal technology hasn't really changed since the 2010's. They are effectively
the equivalent of phones, ATM's, and high-bandwidth network ports rolled in to one.
- SECURITY: The vast majority
of people use the NET as it was intended to be used, as a means of sharing knowledge
and communicating with other users and networked computers to carry out productive
and lawful transactions. Using the NET "creatively" is where Hackers come in. Unsurprisingly,
there are a variety of measures taken to prevent malicious and unintended usage
to counter them.
- GM NOTES: Cyberspace;
Fiction vs RPG, Programmatic vs Virtual Reality. Insight for the harried GM as to
the MetaCyber approach to it all.
- HISTORY: The CyberSpace
of the MetaCyber setting is based on a technology called Neuralized Enquiry Technology,
or "the NET" for short. The NET was invented in 1989 by a software engineer working
for the huge European scientific organization CERN. Originally intended merely as
a way to enhance knowledge sharing among geographically scattered team members working
for CERN, it's general usefulness ensured that it would quickly become an end unto
itself rather than a mere helper app...