Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Prometheus Viral Trailer & OSR Thoughts

'Peter Weyland has been a magnet for controversy since he announced his intent to build the first convincingly humanoid robotic system by the end of the decade.
Whether challenging the ethical boundaries of medicine with nanotechnology or going toe to toe with the Vatican itself on the issue of gene-therapy sterilization, Sir Peter prides himself on his motto, “If we can, we must.” After a three year media blackout, Weyland has finally emerged to reveal where he’s heading next. Wherever that may be, we will most certainly want to follow'
  The new viral campaign for Prometheus is awesome! The epic speech, the man, the myth, the legend that is Peter Weyland.  So what can we learn here? The original is found Here

We've been talking about 'faustian corporations' Weyland fits the bill. They were willing do anything for the bottom line. Just listen to that speech. You get the idea that we're dealing with a case of  class 'A' megalomania!
These corporations exist not because of the bottom line but because they continue to exist even when the bottom line doesn't matter! 

These are these folks are willing to sacrifice whomever or whatever  for power. The real thing about each of these corporations is that they continue to function no matter the circumstances.

Each exists to claim worlds, each of which is going to be another Earth down the road.
This approach has been used again & again in role playing games.

 The 'evil' wizard willing to do anything has to start out some place. There are no retirement packages in these games. There's get the goods or end up as the latest experiment! 
Random Agendas For Faustian Corporations 1d10 

  1. We shall rule after the fall of humanity! The ends justify the means! 
  2. The human species will continue & we shall be in control! You are nothing but cogs in the wheels
  3. The true meaning of control is over the soul of the human animal & you are nothing but a blank canvas for our bio division to paint on! 
  4. Only you shall bear witness to the true power that you have given this corporation. Now sit back, relax, & let your betters handle this 
  5. The only true power in life is that which we give you! Now we shall pay you for your contribution to our great work! 
  6. Give us your soul & we shall give you the power! Take your place at our right hand 
  7. The only true power is the power of change. Give in to our agenda & see us change the world 
  8. Governments come & go. We are eternal, always eternal 
  9. Give us your soul & we will make you into a new species 
  10. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few! 

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