GURPS Supplement ‘Distant Replay’
"Distant Replay" is an article I developed for Steve Jackson Games' Pyramid magazine using the GURPS role-playing game system.
Description: Beginning with the advent of cell phones, social media, and widespread surveillance, every moment in time has been so well documented, knowingly or unknowingly, that a team of researchers in the near future are able to feed that data into a computer and to fully reconstruct the world at that time. The simulation is so complete that it allows a form of virtual time travel (back as far as the mid-1990s). The simulation can only maintain its stability if characters wear haptic feedback suits that permit them to interact with and be injured the world around them. Through the simulation, characters can participate in a limited form of time travel with real-world consequences.