Abenteuerskizze: Ewige Jugend – Assoziationen

Floriform Vase by Louis Comfort Tiffany 1900
Abenteuerskizze (adventure sketch) is a German community project. Someone chooses an image and presents it in a blog post. Anyone who wants to contribute uses that image as inspiration for their own blog post.

This month’s image was selected by Oger, who also brought up association with eternal youth achieved through scientific means.

Means like this:

Glass Flower
Glass Flower is a highly potent and safe biogenetic anagathic, developed by the Soul Institute and produced by Karma on orders from the Department of Biogenetics.

  • Game Effects: Arrests aging process for 1 week.
  • Addiction: -1 PHYS per 12 doses.
  • Detox. Effects: Rapid aging (1 year per day).
  • Addiction: 1 per week.
  • Stress: 3 AS per dose.
  • Cost: 450,000c per dose.

Irrespective of the substance or technology used to achieve its prolongation, I would also implement additional effects of an extremely extended lifespan similar to some of the effects from my LAD houserules, especially the – repeated, in this case – granting of disadvantages coupled with matching experience points.

Though I consider a gradual decline over time of Breaking Point (stress system) to be also an interesting option, as would be a gradual loss of skill ranks over time.

Information on the image via Smithsonian Design Museum/Google Arts & Culture

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