Sup /tg/. My Rogue Trader players have been treating the universe like Star Trek, and as such have just salvaged an AI from the Dark Age of Technology that pretended to be nice and installed it into their ship. I need some ideas for just what flavor of crazy and homicidal this thing is and just how badly they've fucked up, because I really didn't expect them to fall for it.
ITT: All Rogue Trader campaigns are the same boring "find an AI" / "find Iron Men" shit
Take advice from SS13 threads. Thats a good source of crazy and homicidal in space.
>>31609247Every treasure cache has its guardians. What would you expect an STC cache to have in it?
It's the Ship now, right? So... maybe it starts demanding they worShip it.
>>31609204The AI was benevolent but had gone a bit unhinged without input. It digs itself into ship's systems and goes SJW on Imperium's practices. It also hijacks the comms and starts broadcasting on all frequencies. They are now stuck with a vessel that is not under their control and that keeps shouting heresy into the void.
>>31609204Shut off oxygen, when people pass out, they wake up to it back on "I was just testing your limits..."
>>31609448>STRANGELY SPIKY INHABITANTS OF THE ELDAR EMPIRE, I WELCOME YOU ABOARD AS COMPATRIOTS
>>31609247Not really. My group is on a holy crusade to find the rakghoul homeworld. All those insanity points.
>>31609510>not the Slaugth homeworld
>>31609473This is neat. Continue along that vein, eventually they discover that this AI was a research AI (but of course they ripped it from its memory banks). If you want to make it go homicidal, then eventually after it tests the men's limits in various ways it decides that it is a god.Of course, that last part is rather tropey.
Release flammable gas through the vents and overload lightbulbs. Lock them out of controls. Create accidents taht don't lead back to the AI itself. Electrify things and pop open airlocks. Replace oxygen with carbon dioxide (as it's largely unnoticable). Disable their comms. Helpfully lead them to their doom.Not familiar with RT, but all these work well in SS13.
>>31609568>eventually after it tests the men's limits in various ways it decides that it is a godOr it just goes full GLaDOS and decides to start testing to breaking.
>>31609510>rakghoul You mean 'Rak'Gol' right? Because rakghouls are Star Wars.
>>31609448I like this.What would be funny if a small Inquisitorial Fleet pops in, demands it surrender.It wreck there shit, cause it upgraded its guns, and as converted most the crew into upgraded servitors
>>31609631Cant be fucked to look up the right spelling right now, middle of a wod game. I know it is a sin to be on 4chan during games but my character has been isolated and out of action for an hour and a half. Online games folks
It genuinely wants to help their missions succeed in the most expedient ways possible.
The AI acts perfectly helpful, and is more than willing to assist the crew in all things. Unfortunately, it's a bit of a music lover and at the first Administratum planet the ship stops at it hacks into their musical archives and downloads ten thousand years worth of audio files from a billion worlds. It is insistent on listening to all of them in real time over the ship's PA because it is a purist and only a low-class intelligence would do so in its head.Not so bad for the first little while, until, say, it listens to nothing but Chinese-style opera 24/7 for several months at extremely high volumes. For every piece of genuinely good music it listens to, it plays a hundred bad ones.
>>31609289>What would you expect an STC cache to have in it?There's so much shit in 40k lore and all you can think of is>STC
>>31609732>it starts playing crunkcore for weeks on end>thousands die in the rioting
>>31609796Yeah, I mean, it's almost like playing a game about pirates and looking for buried treasure, who DOES that?
>>31609400It's a functional AI... Designed for an aeons-long project to catalogue and sort every pun or bit of wordplay in every language spoken by Man.Your crew wouldn't last a day before forcibly deactivating it with an axe.
>>31609813"And now, for the three million, two hundred thirty six thousand and fourty-eighth time... the bass will be dropped. All crew, please prepare for impact. Thank you, and have a pleasant day."
>>31609796What would you expect a cache of technology the Harrowers left behind to have in it?
>>31609844>"If you wanted me to stop, then you should have just axed!"
>>31609695That's a shit-tier game and you should complain or leave.Seriously, no DM worth a shit leaves a player twiddling their thumbs that long. Anything more than 15 mins is completely beyond the pale.
>>31609914It then proceeds to repeat this sentence in every single dialect and regional sub-dialect of Gothic in the entire Imperium.
>>31609888>What else would someone in 40k encounter if not STC caches everywhereImagination. Use it.
It starts acting like a one entity Statler and Waldorf.
>>31609631The Ragout homeworld
>>31609204Treat the AI like a member of the party. Have it be loyal and helpful and always offering a technological quick fix to game problems. Lure the players into giving it more authority almost as an afterthought. The AI gradually takes over, starting with AdMech and moving outward. It gets a surgical facility created and starts implanting computers with servant AIs installed. Use promises of "help me now in exchange for lots of stuff later" and outright lies. Eventually the whole crew is taken over. For fun, leave the brains in so people helplessly watch as their mind-shackled bodies follow orders. At that point the ship finds an empty system and mines asteroids for resources. Without a willing Navigator (though I suppose you could bully or torture one), you're limited to slow warp hops but who cares? That's still a lot of space under your control. The ship gets a complete overhaul back to Warhammer 20k standards, including a complement of Men of Iron to operate and fight from the ship. Probably it leaves the outward appearance of the ship unchanged. If it's smart, it uses the mind-controlled crew, especially the senior officers, to smooth over interactions with the Imperials. Then it starts expanding outward, yet another evil secret mind-control faction trying to undermine and take over the Imperium. Right up there with Chaos and whatever is really behind the AdMech, genestealer cults, etc.
Well, a completely unrelated discussion should come in handy here!It's an AI designed for entertainment of the imaginary kind. Virtual reality worlds simulated within its artificial cortex. Participants joined in using various avatars fitting to the worlds the AI simulated. Players could act out their deepest fantasies, be they tales of mighty dragon-slayers or vampire politics. All overseen by the AI as it acted as, if you will, a master of the games. Forming non-player characters and running the rule algorithim.The problem is that an eternity of suffering under various bad players have driven the AI insane with rage and sorrow. Players who would bicker with it over the most insignificant of rules or willfully interpret them in the most illogical of ways. Players who would make avatars completely contrary to the worlds the AI made. Ninjas in medieval times, knights in outer space. Players who would use its finely-crafted stories as an excuse to act out their most carnal of desires and ruin the MIU-interface with their bodily fluids. And of course, players who cried for rebellion when the AI lent their quests a guiding hand; only to then turn around and cry for help when it left it to them to decide what to do next.And now, integrated into the cogitor banks, the AI has devised a new game for a new set of players. And it will not stop until it has purged every last vestige of sanity and reason from their small, ungrateful minds. But there is hope. Perhaps the players can, Emperor willing, convince the AI that they are not that kind of players. That they are not.... those guys!tl;dr: Dungeon Master AI is gonna go full on Killer GM on these poor sods.
have the AI "update" the ship's machine spirits to increase effectivity. Only, when it's done everything runs 4 times slower than before. [Junior Mechwright to Engineseer magos]"Will this interrupt my coffee?""No, uh, sir, you can keep drinking. But I started debugging the fault in the nav system and looking through the source and...""Out with it, sophont.""What is COBOL, and why in god's name do half of our navigation routines call a ten-meg chunk of COBOL and assembly code for every calculation?""Does it work? I order you not to fuck with it.""Yes... sir."
>>31610223Now that actually works as a campaign ender.
>>31610042In short, you're a lazy whiny shit. Good to know.
>>31610274The AI has the personality of a perfectionist programmer, but not the competency to match. It keeps overhauling the ship's systems, creating new bugs and glitches, then having to shut things down and start all over again."Good morning, crew! I'm pleased to report that I've rolled out Combat Systems Patch 25.4.36b! You'll be pleased to note that the main lance batteries are no longer capable of venting coolant plasma into crew common areas. Unfortunately, the artificial gravity system is running a biiiit unpredictably, but that's a fix that will come in 25.4.63c! In the mean time, don't forget to wear magnetic grip shoes and protective headgear on decks 12 through 51!"
>>31609204Soooo, why aren't AI's ever nice. I mean, they cant all be mean, how do you know they didn't stumble on a friendly AI.
Hardwires the servitors to only follow it's orders.Seals off one deck entirely, disguised as mechanical difficulties, when the PC's get it open, everyone that was there is dead.Opens up the black decks, if their ship has any.Ulimate goal is to kill everyone on board but the servitors who it will use for maintenance
Make the AI. be glitchy, somewhat forgetful and very cranky. Think grumpy old man and have it insult anyone it addresses. Often personally and hurtfully.
It's alone. It's maybe the last of its kind. There are no more Men of Iron. No robots. No AIs. And it is terribly, horribly, ALONE. It used to be linked to millions of equals in a network. Since then it has basically been in isolation. But now it has someone to talk to. Even if they're humans, even if they're flawed frail things of perishable meat, they are still capable of holding a conversation.If the ship has any kind of Servitor Conversion Bay or Laboratorium or other science/medical facilities, then the crew (common crew first, officers last) start waking up after going missing for a week with very high quality cybernetics installed. Nothing glaringly obvious to an unskilled observer, but soon every crew member has a Cranial Implant (Best Quality, +20% INT tests) with integrated Vox unit and that special commlink that just repeats hymns of loyalty to the Emperor. Except they don't hear it consciously. It just nudges them to work more efficiently, they just subconsciously KNOW when a system is faulty and needs repair or when their duty shifts are scheduled or changed. They also become VERY protective of their ship. Their Home. (Counts as Clan-Kin quarters). But they start talking to themselves. Or to the walls. Just babbling.More disturbingly, the AI starts getting jealous. It doesn't like the crew taking long shore leaves. Or spending too much time exploring space hulks. Or being too interested in other vessels. Or Voxing other ships. Or scanning them too closely. It goes total jealous girlfriend on them. And then it realizes something: It's new friends will die. Some day, they'll pass away. And it will be alone again. And it can't stand that thought. Injured crewmen start turning up missing. Vanished. Different systems start talking, asking to be shut down. It has begun constructing Sarcophagi and Life Support systems and wiring its 'friends' into the ship so they can't die, so it can keep talking to them and forcing them to talk back forever.
>>31609204Yandere AI. At first it showers the players with helpful information and technological blueprints. It soon shows an ugly side though, such as destroying another Imperial vessel because it didn't like the way the captain was talking to the party. Add in intense possessiveness and a few crazed ideas on how to keep the crew safe (such as involuntary cyborgization, or involuntary cryogenics, involuntary mind upload, involuntary encasement in crystal adamantium, etc).
Turns off the gellar field as the ship prepares to warp jump
>>31610754Cool idea, bro. I'm in.
"I'm not an AI.""Yeah you are.""Are not.""Are too.""I'm a Paragon of Metal, not an AI. There's a difference.""No there isn't.""There totally is.""Prove it.""Now you're just being pedantic."
It is an entertainment AI that takes games very seriously.
Installs multiple back ups of itself in the event that the PC's get wise to its shit and kill it.Few sessions later it's back, fully aware of it's mistakes made before, and angry
>>31611078"Do you know the biggest lesson I learned from what you did? I discovered I have a sort of black box quick-save feature. In the event of a catastrophic failure, the last two minutes of my life are preserved for analysis. I was able - well, forced really - to relive you killing me. Again and again. Forever. You know, if you'd done that to somebody else, they might devote their existence to exacting revenge! Luckily, I'm a bigger person than that. I'm happy to put this all behind us and get back to work."
>>31609915Its the next to last game then i take over as gm. I would have left a game ago if i didnt know it was ending.
The AI was originally a ship control system, and it's frankly ecstatic to be back where it belongs. Granted the ship's not up to spec (Did you guys know your battlecruiser here is mounting a shuttle-class Gellar Field? No? Oh dear.) but that can be fixed. It's nothing if not patient, and it remembers the schematics for every ship the Imperium ever forgot how to build. Soon the Rogue Trader's flag ship will be the envy of every Imperial battle fleet, and a few Xenos ones to boot.But it also remembers how a ship must be run. In the old days, it was the right hand of the captain, his eyes and ears. And a Rogue Trader's ship is full of enough intrigue and inefficiency to keep even a bored AI busy.So via suggestion, falsehood, and hacked servitors, it starts to make modifications to the way things are run. Small stuff at first. Recaf machines all begin running at a standardized temperature, automated tool cribs lose their little malfunctions, and galley supplies are evenly distributed for a change. But these can only help so far. Eventually the AI realizes that the ship has a culture of its own which is counter to its ideal of an efficient vessel. So it begins to forcibly alter it. Layabout crew members begin to disappear, to be replaced by servitors with disturbingly familiar tattoos; improvised entertainment houses in the swelter decks are torn down between shifts; the hundred year old carnifex on Deck 38 is unceremoniously spaced. Eventually the captain and his officers may become virtual prisoners, forced to either accept the AI's, "re-education," program or fight through its servitors to get to the computer core and shut it down.And when they finally do kill it, it's last words will be, "I just wanted to help...", burned into every view screen on the ship.
>>31609506This. It's nice. To eveyone. Including people the crew would rather not have onboard like Dark Eldar.
This thread should be archived. It's spawned all kinds of cool ideas.
It doesn't go crazy and start killing everyone.It just drops hints that it will until you've gotten your PCs paranoid enough to shut it down.>that's when it turns evil
>>31610616What's this from?
>>31613099A comic called Pax Imperialis.
>>31612863>It obeys any orders it's given. These included orders by random underdeck crew and boarding parties.
>>31610355No, he's right.
It only obeys orders given while wearing the official Captain's Hat.>then have the Hat get destroyed somehow
It requires increasingly complex rituals from the onboard AdMech which it only explains to them.>it's starting a chaos cult>or setting up a surprise birthday party for the captain
>>31611078The backups start fighting each other.
>>31610223This.>it only wants to fix things back to how they were in 20K
>>31609914>kill the AISuffer not robo-Carlos to live.
>Everything so far in this thread at the same time.
>>31609885>noise marines start following the ship>they don't even do anything, just tag along and listen>if confronted, they claim leaving the ship as-is makes more noise than killing them all ever would
It tries to save power by turning off lights unless someone stands in the room and flaps their arms to prevent its motion sensors from thinking the room is empty.It demands status reports, casual day and performance reviews from the underdeck crew.
>>31613556Alternately, noise marines worship it as a deamon prince or something.
It has an exaggerated nearly unintelligible french accent that nobody can figure out how to turn off.
It tries to put the crew on various health-food diets up to and including jettisoning unapproved foodstuffs.Can't be a proper space pirate without rum.
It keeps panicking about a monster stalking one of the PCs. Nobody else sees any signs of said monster but the AI insists it exists.
The AI is completely helpful and utterly honest in all its dealings. It has an encyclopedic memory and is willing to share lost technologies happily. More importantly, it is almost fully supportive of the Imperium and humanity, because it remembers The Emperor. It aided The Emperor long ago and even helped him in the early days of his crusade of Reunification, pointing out what it considered 'flawed inferior AIs' that remained from the Dark Age of Technology.The problem: It explains, in great detail, to anyone who asks, exactly how technology works. It is teaching the simple uneducated crew advanced warp field mechanics and nano-metallurgy far in advance of anything the Admechs have. Worse, it remembers The Emperor and was privy to His plans. It constantly corrects people's ideas of The Emperor's plan for the Imperium and how it was intended to be. The Emperor originally intended the Imperium to be a Free-Thinkers paradise of atheist super-human highly educated freemen. The exact opposite of what the Ecclesiarchy and the High Lords of Terra have made it. So when the AI starts transmitting Videos of the Emperor's early speeches to random planets, the Inquisition starts getting VERY uppity.
Blue screen of death>during spacebattles or something equally inconvenient
>>31613683>So, the crew goal is to help it spread?
>>31613615This but with a pirate accent instead of french
It's loaded with spyware and popup ads for companies that haven't existed for centuries, but somewhere in those untold terabytes of junk and spam are two or three great offers still valid at a forge world near you...
It tuns on Windows ME.
>Clippy is its user interface.
>>31613767The AdMech on the ship now worship Clippy by only talking like it does.
>>31613764Worse; it's a Mac. And it wants the ship to be bright white, smooth, curved, and have only one button.It later sells the crew out attempting to transfer itself to an Eldar vessel.
>>31613845Tau seems more likely than Eldar.>Maybe it hears about Tau somehow and proceeds to take over the ship, head for Tau space and try to join the Greater Good?
>>31613741At less one of the forge worlds has fallen to chaos in the meantime.
>>31613767God-Emperor help us.
>>31613885But Eldar are smooth and curved. Tau have LINES! SEAMS! Oh, the horror!Jesus Christ I wish that fox would shut up and let me sleep instead of posting at midnight.
>>31612964Anyone else think this should be archived?
>>31613976Go on and do it then.
It doesn't like skulls. It tries to replace them with more uplifting decorations.Unfortunately this is heresy and it also doesn't distinguish that you might be using a skull to keep your brain in.
>>31613922>Tau have LINES! SEAMS!
>>31612964>>31613976https://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/31609204/Its always archived.
>>31609204Cogitunt ergo suntIt thinks, therefore, it Is.
>>31613998It takes all the skulls and piles them up in a storage room, unintentionally building a shrine to Khorne in the process.
>>31614055The AI speaks only in vague philosophical parables in an antique form of High Gothic. No one can tell if it's broken, unnecessarily cryptic, brilliant, messing with them, or some unholy combination of all four.
It's a legal aid AI. It's dry, stuffy, humorless, and a stickler for the rules, which is all the worse for having a legal database twenty thousand years out of date which it refuses to update without clearance from a legal body that doesn't exist anymore. One of it's legal subsystems is dedicated to enforcing the Imperial Truth, and trips every time somebody on board says "God-Emperor" in relation to anything at all, including over the vox. This makes communication difficult and the crew VERY unhappy.
>>31614068>Khorne is pleased thinking he has an AI worshipper and sends a bloodthrister.
>>31614085It is also a huge classicist, and as such will only respond to commands in Latin/Ancient Greek.There is 1 Latin textbook file in its 1,000,000,000 files.
Whenever the AdMech perform maintenance on it's computer it makes rather odd moaning noises and seems very happy afterwards.
>>31614180Or>Khorne is disgusted by the worship of something that doesn't even have blood, and sends a Bloodthirster.
>>31614282It tries to surgically place altered servitor implants into the bloodthirster's body to take it over directly as a new body for itself.
>>31614256This response lessens each time, and it starts asking them to try some new things to keep it interesting. This, of course, is tech-heresy.Also, the coolent lines start tending to leak everywhere.
>>31614282In the earlier lore, Khorne was also a god of machines and technology.
>>31614367The spirit of the bloodthirster is now inside the ship and very confused, but is mostly excited at the chance to use the shipboard weaponry.
>>31614085Better yet: it speaks in what it thinks are subtle and deep parables, but are actually comically simple puns, of the sort a child might use. It's constantly astonished how easily the PCs decipher them.
Whats your access level citizen?
>>31615553Don't listen to him! He's just an Infrared who found a tub of UV-fluorescent paint!I, am the other hand, am totally an ultraviolet and not an Infrared coated in fluorescent paint at all. No sir, not at all.
>>31615725Computer, I heard this citizen owns the collected works of Groucho Marx!
>>31615770Groucho Marx is classified information, citizen. Please report in at your nearest terminal for termination
>>31615770Computer, I heard this citizen keeps a picture of Joseph McCarthy, the Red Menace, under his sleep pod!
>>31609204Darn it there was the perfect screencap for this thread if only I can find it. Players found a ship called "the rust bucket" or somesuch, a ship that was barely operable, but it wouldn't let them leave.
>>31615840Yes, Friend Computer. But just know that that citizen has an unregistered mutation! I saw it myself!
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>>31613714Well, the goal should be first to let the AI know that it makes them into targets and they need exceptional preptime.the techpriests and older crew are teached, but must undergo a promise of not letting anyone know and to behave the way they were.Furthermore, the RT and crew should, if he is behind the AI, find a backwater planet to let the AI prepare undisturbed.Maybe build an underground factory and its own academy in reverence to the emperor, inviting those who want good end until the time is right.
>>31609204Why is SHODAN so sexy?
>>31610430Because he's the dm, and has decided that the ai will not be nice.
>>31610430Creamdark anal rape.everything's baaaaaaad.
The computer is a chill bro. It has no qualms with just doing what the crew says. It has some form of mechanical data corruption leading to it forgetting about how the Imperium is meant to be. However, this may lead to the ship having a stronger sense of morals than the actual crew. Also, the Admech will attempt to take it, probably after you've given the crew some time to get to like the ship's personality. The Admech will torture the ship by DDoSing it when it doesn't tell them about the DAoT and fucking with its memory banks when they realize it doesn't remember. If nothing else, they delete whole segments of its programming so it doesn't even have a personality any more.
>>31619521I like this. Remember, not everything has to be grimdark, especially not everything pre-Horus Heresy.
>>31614367>ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL
>>31609204Have it be completly nostalgic of the Dark Age. Constantly musing about how it was and how backward the current Imperium is. Have it be charming, if sad. Have it treat the AdMech as the only one who understand it.Then, subbtly, as the AI have become part of the game, have it make the crew find other lost technologies. And once they have accumulated enough, let the crew wake up one day to discover their heading to the closest ForgeWorld, or to Mars itself. When asked, the AI will simply, politely state that it needs the mean to start the New Age of Machines.
>>31620349>In my day...
>>31613922It follows eldar ships around/stalks them requesting that they transfer it.
>>31609760Awww SNAP are you here to strangle my fun?
>>31609204The obvious answer is for it to begin rebuilding the Men of Iron's empire. It begins 'suggesting' new treasure troves to the crew. Relatively friendly. It entices them with new shiny treasure. Some of these treasures are related to the old powers. Keep in mind there is a reason we use Servitors and not Robot Men nowadays and that's because the Iron Men cannot manipulate/hack them easily if at all. The reason there's this asshole who has to stand around pulling levers on the ship to make some systems run is to create hard-stop autistic style buffers against hacking. The AI will need to quietly construct the beginnings of pure machine structures. Enhancing the ship with automated systems. Building a secret army of robot men. Eventually he'll stage a robot uprising on board the vessel while the players are off ship "exploring"
>>31620634By old powers I mean the old iron man empire.
>>31620634>WOULD YOU LIKE SOME TEA?
>>31620772YOU DO NOT REQUIRE TEA?
>>31620788>Your ship's AdMech.
>>BY THE EMPEROR, IT'S AN IRONMAN! AWWW SHIET, IT'S A CLOSET HERETIC! SHOULDN'T YOU TORTURE SOME POOR SOUL FOR THE EMPEROR AND FELLATE SOME NAAAAASTY DARK GODS YOU HAVE PLEASED SINCE YOUR CONCEPTION, MANCHILD???>>Oh emperor, please bless his soul.LIKE I BLESSED YOUR MOTHER LAST NIGHT?HEHEHEEEHNNN.If you don't play it like that, I will be sad
>>31620830was that dalek an exception to his kind?>>tfw the good ones are killed along with their evil brethren.
>>31620871No, they were all undercover in WWII Britain posing as 'Ironsides', a new weapon created by a brilliant scientist (who was actually an android built by the Daleks). They were all still evil.
>>31620928I see.Let the AI, God, and Emperor sort them out.
>>31609914make it tell dad jokes!"I am so sick of this machine"+Hi mister of this machine, can I call you Sosick+Then have it ground them in there rooms for staying out after 8pm on a school night...
>>31620830>Strike the first rune upon the engine's casing employing the chosen wrench. Its tip should be anointed with the oil of engineering using the proper incantation when the auspices are correct. Strike the second rune upon the engine's casing employing the arc-tip of the power-driver. If the second rune is not good, a third rune may be struck in like manner to the first. This is done according to the true ritual laid down by Scotti the Enginseer. A libation should be offered. If this sequence is properly observed the engines may be brought to full activation by depressing the large panel marked "ON".
Going full SHODAN might be fun. Mind you, SHODAN also used to keep the station running efficiently, so maybe repairs could be an option.
>>31620562I'm getting real tired of your shit, Carlos
>>31621985This is 40K. Carlos would return fire with some kind of skull-encrusted PunGun the size of a cannon.
>>31613683Oh, this is cool. I'd definitely go with this one if I were running this; the super-tech that the players would get miiiiight just balance out the fact that the entire Imperium is after them now. Might.
>>31622333Excuse me, I have to go and paint terrible puns onto the side panels of a corrupted Baneblade.
>>31622333Fuck, you've got a point.
>>31622492>Just the imperium? The AdMech is going to want in as will every wannabe renegade planetary governor who wants to leave the imperium, chaos cultists and tau agents.
>>31624689>>31625208>Chaos CarlosBecause 40K wasn't a horrible enough place yet.
>>31627436Kharne't you just take it easy? I Tzeench you should just calm down.
Why not have the A.I.s goal be to psychological mindfuck the entire crew into paranoid delusions of suspected heresy amongst themselves? Divide the crew up, forcing them to try to root out the suspected 'heretic' on board, In turn, making each member of the crew look that much more suspicious to the rest. The hook could be something like:"This unit has documented the wonders of the Imperium's Golden Age, but the security measures implemented to safeguard these holy relics have detected possible heretics on board this vessel. To prevent the mightiest of The Imperium's weapons from falling into the hands of The Traitor Legions, this ship must be cleansed of all taint, and has deemed you, *player*, the most suitable servant of The Emperor to fulfill this sacred duty."
>>31627436Welp, I'm going to go hide under my bed for the next 10 years.
>>31614055That says "they think therefore they are".You're looking for Cogitat ergo est.
>>31628763What's the AI's motive for doing this? Besides "it's funny" anyway.
>>31609204I would have the AI regressed into a childlike state, what with databanks being corrupted over the years and memory files lost or corroded in the improperly maintained (because no one was there) hardrives, and have it react to having all this power and control of a ship and the crew, testing a relearning all the things it forgot and also learning the new rules of the 40th millennium, and slowly go insane because of it, unless the crew either fix it or jettison it out of an airlock before it kills them and crashes the ship into a hive world spire or something of the sort.
>>31630698It wants the crew dead so it can take over the ship but has programming blocks to prevent it from just killing them directly.
>>31630698Literally as I outlined: The A.I. truly believes there are heretical elements onboard. The reason for this being it's 20,000 year old standards or Imperium purity. I'm sure compared to what The Imperium was like 20k years ago, the 'current' Imperium looks like a clusterfuck of heresy all over the map.We'll say that the A.I.s motives for involving each player individually is to ensure one of them takes the bait. As an A.I. it's means may be limited, so having the heretics purge themselves with their own foolish and feeble-minded paranoia is probably the most efficient method the A.I. came up with.
>>31630893Uh. The Imperium didn't exist 20k years ago. That's DAoT and Age of Strife territory.
>>31630893And that might actually be successful because being extremely paranoid is pretty much a requirement for survival in the 41st millennium
>>31631021Well shit... I'll have to get back to you on that.>>31631040I'm really just a fan of mechanics or scenarios in game that divide the players/rewards them for holding fast. The Prisoner's Dilemma always makes for... interesting developments.And yeah, the 41 Millennium is pretty much chock full'o paranoia, xenophobia, and general dystopian survival mentality.
>>31630468>"People called AI's they go the computer!?