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Items  (Tools)   (Campaign Defining)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-12-28 03:52 PM
Most things are only going to be made of one material, and stuff like metal is going to be very fine powder suspended in a gel. The cartridges is accurate, but larger forges are likely to use holding tanks or material hoppers to feed them, but these are machines that aren't printing out pens and paperclips, but armor in pieces and other pre-fab construction materials. A liquid hauling vehicle could offload it's cargo, cement truck style, into an industrial hopper, which feeds the forge, and on the other side, construction mecha remove the extruded girders, because again like cement, it's all in the mix. Go to Comment
Archery in the Cosmic Era
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-12-26 09:49 AM
The Atlantic Federation is very large, and while it might seem like a lot has gone into their archery program, it's a drop in the ocean compared to the funding that's gone into flying warships, space stations, supersoldier programs and so forth. Go to Comment
Items  (Other)   (Campaign Defining)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-12-28 03:48 PM
If we can genetically engineer plants to be sterile and self-terminating, I see no reason for why in 350 years we can't make a flash drive that deletes itself the first time you use it, or a program that one of the core codes is deletion while it is running. You can't run it without deleting it, and it's not corps running this DRM, it's the hackers and other underground groups doing it, so there is every chance that if you did manage to get around the self-deletion, there is likely a nasty virus or hack waiting for you. Go to Comment
7 Futurists Predict the Cosmic Era
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - Genre)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-12-28 12:52 PM
The Cosmic Era is how I sleep at night. When it's out on the Citadel, in a binder, or written in Evernote, It's out of my head. Go to Comment
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (City/ Ruin)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-12-17 04:10 PM
Fascinating critter, the only thing missing was the HD close ups of the spider while Morgan Freeman discussed the arachnid's pansexuality Go to Comment
Phantom Wood
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Tundra/ Arctic)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-12-12 11:49 PM
I quite imagine the Phantom Wood in the same manner as the Elementals from Chronicles of Riddick. When the air is still the trees are the most visible, but when it blows, they become increasingly hard to see as their visible form is seemingly blown away. I also like that you provide several explanations as to what the trees actually are, but leave enough room that people trying to use it can either pick the one they like, or use all of the answers presented as red herrings for the players to chase.

Finally, I enjoyed the old school vibe of the break down of the quasi-plant and it's uses in terms of wondrous materials and spell components. Go to Comment
7 Rings
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-12-18 04:58 PM
Nicely done, I liked the Ring of Girl and the Ring of Bang Go to Comment
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-12-18 05:04 PM
snake cats, eh? Strange critters, but still they seem very familiar.

Might be because I have owned a ferret or two. Go to Comment
Sorcerer's Skin (Pants)
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-12-18 05:14 PM
That's shudder inducing, to say the least.

But that's got me thinking, what about necropants made from non-humans, such as the Troll leggings of the ogre-magi Nudnik the Gregarious? Go to Comment
Managing Reputation
Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-11-30 04:24 PM
I like the idea, and the use of the note cards for tracking PC rep and NPC rep is handy and doesn't look like it would require too much work. I think this is a solid idea, and certainly something to rein in the murder-hobos when they start getting a little too murdery Go to Comment
Spirit Spiders
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Tundra/ Arctic)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-11-26 08:45 AM
Flammable exploding spiders of unusual size, that weave huge shatterable webs that they herd prey into, and their glands and venom are lucrative to extract? Fantastic!

Plus and extra half point for 'frostbiting' Go to Comment
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-11-30 03:05 PM
When I get a couple of interns, an artist, and an editor, lol Go to Comment
Dia del Takanakuy
Plots  (Event)   (Encounter)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-12-09 02:55 PM
The Purge, actually a pretty good movie, and the follow up Anarchy, was also good.

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The Beaches of Snæfellsjökull
Locations  (Area)   (Tundra/ Arctic)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-11-21 06:34 AM
An informative piece, especially with the lifting stones, and showing how hardy of a people the Icelanders are. That being said, it's a bit on the mundane side, as in somewhat lacking in the fantastic. It is a bleak and treacherous place, inhabited by stoic fishermen, where is the hook to reel a group of PCs to their shore?

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Allele la Creuset
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Combative)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-11-12 05:06 PM
Appearance augmentation in the Cosmic era is ubiquitous, which does bring up a certain paradox. There is a drive to be attractive, but only to a certain point, if you are too attractive it can work against you, especially if you are female. Go to Comment
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Campaign Defining)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-10-08 03:31 PM
The visual/holographic projection is less useful that directly into the optic nerve or visual cortex, but the implants required for this are common, not universal. There is also the function of security and encryption. The holographic output allows for casual use, not allowing an unfamiliar, or a non-dedicated device (hey, can I borrow your phone?) to access brain access ports.

The Cosmic Era is indeed driven by advertising and marketing, and there is going to be a huge market for licenses cathexes, skins and other mods, and custom made muses with specific appearances. I would say one of the functions of the Muse is an advertising filter, with commerical muses being custom adjustable to block certain types of adverts, but most are not going to have a fully functional adblocking protocol, because that cuts off even so called friendly adverts. This is where the market comes from for unlocked muses, hacked muses, and custom muses. Go to Comment
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Campaign Defining)
Scrasamax's comment on 2016-01-07 11:02 PM
Update: Added Sub-Routines, linked to the Gesund Auf, added Meta-Routines, added Jail-breaking Go to Comment
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Campaign Defining)
Scrasamax's comment on 2016-03-14 10:43 AM
After I watch HoC I'll let you know. It's on my queue. Go to Comment
8/30 Cathexes
NPCs  (Extras)   (Knowledge/Lore)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-10-05 08:27 AM
The central idea of the cathex (terrible name) is the personal companion program. These programs are typically only capable of interacting with their owner, and are virtual guides, constant companions, and protectors. This would range from the 'imaginary' friends of children expanding out into entourages of personas swirling around powerful people, to the custom built speciality programs that work for shadow ops and shadowrunners Go to Comment
Cosmic Era: Terminator Technical Readout
Items  (Armor)   (Combat)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-11-01 12:18 PM
Good request, I'll work on it Go to Comment
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