One of my groups is about to move into Ascension. This is a group with 7 people, 3 of which GM, so we have split the characters up amongst those of us that run it in order to do some sessions where we play through each character's Ascension path. One of the ones I have been given is the Tech priest who has gone for the hidden knowledge option. He is a techsorcist and wants to discover some lore relating to viruses that are slightly different to corrupted machine spirits.
For a while I have been toying with the idea of an adventure where the PCs are drawn into a machine world (hence 'Tron') and have to solve puzzles/discover a way to defeat a corrupted machine spirit or perhaps an AI. So I was thinking what if this happens as he looks at a supposedly corrupted machine spirit? He gets drawn into its created world when he interfaces and must fight his way out or work out a way of destroying it (or even negotiating with it?). Note I would like to stear away from a full on AI and think of it more like a virus - it has a particular objective and parameters that it stays inside.
I'm thinking that as he gets drawn in he will subconciously populate the world with his allies - thus allowing the other PCs into the game. Perhaps though they have subtle tweaks based on his perception of them? Also inside this world I was thinking the stats should work slightly differently. For example more physical things should be based off your Int rather than Agility/Str.
So first off, what do you think of the idea? Do you have any suggestions for how the machine world should be different from the materium and any thoughts on encounters would be appreciated!