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Blind Spot
Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)
Scrasamax's comment on 2017-01-27 11:20 PM
Not bad, I enjoyed reading it, but the pace was rushed, when some sections of the story would have benefited from the pace falling to a crawl, showing the mage's waiting game before fighting and killing the demon. Go to Comment
Endings
Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)
Scrasamax's comment on 2017-01-27 10:59 AM
It is a fantastic homage to my insanity, and Aramax feeding my muse crank and crystal meth.

He left out the part where I was killed by my publisher before I could release my manifesto of despair Go to Comment
30 Chefs
NPCs  (Minor)   (Domestic/ Craft)
Scrasamax's comment on 2017-01-28 08:31 AM
A solid 30, and good use of other subs in making this. Like Aramax said, I was expecting this to be played up for comedy, but this is pretty damn good. Go to Comment
30 Bouncers
NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)
Scrasamax's comment on 2017-01-26 03:10 PM
A fantastic 30 Cheka, a few are similar, but you are going to have similarly built and oriented people taking the bouncer job. I particularly liked the Crimp, the hangman, and the smattering of English colloquialisms throughout, gave it a splendid read. Go to Comment
Sister Karnage
NPCs  (Major)   (Religious)
Scrasamax's comment on 2017-01-20 05:59 PM
That's pretty gonzo Go to Comment
30 Problems With Swords
Articles  (Scenario)   (Citadel Help)
Scrasamax's comment on 2017-01-22 05:13 PM
Excellent submission, helps give some character to swords, which can honestly get lost in a sea of Longsword +1 and a gabbleygook jumble of letters for a name.

Thank you Cheka Go to Comment
Bastian
NPCs  (Extras)   (Travelers)
Scrasamax's comment on 2017-01-20 09:05 AM
Val is correct, I intended to make a fast and dirty 30 Lovecraftian fellows sub, the Bastians got too long and demanded its own sub. Need to trim the 30 references out. Go to Comment
Bastian
NPCs  (Extras)   (Travelers)
Scrasamax's comment on 2017-01-20 09:06 AM
Also went with the slightly more awkward Bastians instead of the easier Bastet because I want to keep the two separate. Bastians are lovecraftian aliens, bastet are werecats Go to Comment
30 reasons why Magic is mainly used for evil
Articles  (Scenario)   (Gaming - In General)
Scrasamax's comment on 2017-01-16 03:18 PM
Really nice list Cheka. I particularly like the Disney aspect, can't run a proper kingdom with daughters impregnated by kisses, the royal guards breaking out into song and dance routines, and everything from the rats to the cupboards suddenly having voices and faces Go to Comment
Battleships of the Cosmic Era
Items  (SpaceShips)   (Combat)
Scrasamax's comment on 2017-01-14 03:36 PM
Yup. That's the conundrum. They are only used when there is low risk. Go to Comment
Battleships of the Cosmic Era
Items  (SpaceShips)   (Combat)
Scrasamax's comment on 2017-01-21 08:13 AM
The ships are built with extensive automation, as well as labor multiplying devices like construction mecha, and hardsuits designed for industrial purposes, plus labor robots. The cost of the ships is a combination of the materials they are made out of, especially the arcanotech parts like higgs cannons, caryatid core computers, dimensional engines, and the levitation engines, and the training of the crews and the mecha and vehicles they carry.

We are already at this point ourselves with things like the big nuclear powered aircraft carriers, and the monstrously expensive B-2 stealth bomber. They are very powerful and effective weapons but the amount of money and resources tied up in them, along with how long it wold take to replace them, make them strategically fragile. If a foe was to destroy a Nimitz class aircraft carrier, there's $12 billion dollars worth of boat gone, plus the cost of it's 100+ aircraft, plus the 6000+ crewmen aboard the ship. In one strike, as many personnel could be lost as have been lost in the entirety of the 14 years the US has been in Afghanistan. Then, with the ship gone, it would take 2 years to build it's replacement, plus many of the aircraft that it carried are no longer in production. Thus the Nimitz is a powerful weapon, but it is not used lightly, and it is not sent into highly dangerous situations.

The same would be said of the battleships of the Cosmic Era, they are powerful and dangerous, but no one has been willing to commit to a serious warship on warship engagement, yet. Thus far, when there is potential for confrontation, it is done through skirmishes of lighter ships, or the side at a disadvantage disengages rather than engages.

This has been a benefit to the Atlantic Federation as their battleship fleet is the largest, meaning that in the potentiality of a conflict, they have 12 battlestars at their beck and call, and putting 2-3 of them in a squadron deters pretty much everyone else, for the time being. Eventually someone is going to challenge the line, or isn't going to back down, and the Cosmic Era will see what happens when the big guns come out and play. Go to Comment
Anemone Hydra
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)
Scrasamax's comment on 2017-01-16 03:21 PM
Interesting mix of danger, ecology, and you can eat that.

Insert anemone hydra fishers, who fish for the creatures, and what countermeasures they have to ensure they bring the creatures aboard without it maiming them or destroying their boats. Go to Comment
Fortress Maximus
Items  (SpaceShips)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2017-01-07 11:41 AM

Update: Written in 35 minutes, whew

Main visual inspiration was the Protoss Mothership, but with design influences from Sailor Moon, the main visual reference for Imbria. The Imbrians doles out things like the Neam Octillio as a sort of insult to the colonies, giving them the manual on how to make a dock for their space city battleship to land on when aside from the sheer size and power of it, it was an antique, a floating museum in and off itself.

I considered letting the FM be destroyed in mid fold, perhaps coinciding with a Caldera blast, but being an old Battletech player, the ship lost in mid jump is cliche, almost as cliche as the fortuitous hit to an ammo bin giving the protagonist the win in a pitched battle.

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Qbe
Locations  (Other)   (Other)
Scrasamax's comment on 2017-01-10 04:20 PM
The official answer is yes, you end up with a copy. There is simply more to a human being, or any sentient being, than just the sum of their memories and cerebral patterns. The copy is just that, and is functionally a 'clever machine'. It can pass the Turing test because it thinks it is sentient, but it is merely running through large series of memorized patterns. The hosts from Westworld are what you get when you make a copy of someone, and mess with their brains.

As for the second part, as the human being becomes less and less human, being replaced over time, by artificial parts, will see their sanity score start to slip. A human being is a holistic entity. As you take away, the being is compromised, and as such, the being suffers. As the sanity continues to erode, there will eventually be a psyche collapse, and this is the signal of spiritual and holistic death.

The thing that emerges on the other side is a machine that has human nightmares and machine capabilities, ala Peter Weller's Robocop. Go to Comment
Mabu-Ren
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
Scrasamax's comment on 2016-12-26 02:17 PM
The Auto-Reiv

The servant robots of Ergo-Proxy are an excellent example of the mabu-ren style of robotics, with a few fixed panels, but largely supple bodies and while demonstrate the traditional stronger than humans trope, are not necessarily any more durable or tougher than the average human.

The Soldiers of the Foot

The classic TMNT cartoon turned the soldiers of the Foot Clan into purple clad robots, so that their destruction wasn't considered violent by the censors. These robots served menially, and went into battle silently, and proved little threat except in great numbers. Go to Comment
The Sand Box RIddle
Dungeons  (Any)   (Doors)
Scrasamax's comment on 2017-01-23 12:19 PM
I dont use a lot of riddles in games but since I don't this looks like a good way for me to actually introduce them. Go to Comment
30 Air Force Officers
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Combative)
Scrasamax's comment on 2016-12-17 12:39 AM
30 Air Force Officers
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Combative)
Scrasamax's comment on 2016-12-17 07:13 AM
31 - The Asuka Soryu

Asuka Soryu is a female pilot who transferred over from an allied country's airforce. She is a highly skilled pilot, and driven to the success. Her aircraft is cutting edge, and she is defiantly proud of it, and is more than willing to show everyone just how inferior their aircraft air, and how second line their skills are. As a narcissist, her self value is based almost entirely around her aircraft and her skill, so the loss of her jet, or failure in combat is catastrophic to her. Given her dedication to being number 1, this rarely happens.

Asuka is never off duty, her personal interests revolve around training and being the best. Most people find her abrasive and overbearing.

32 - The Rei Ayanami

Rei Ayanami is a female pilot who is very quiet and withdrawn. She doesn't associate with any of the other pilots in her squadron, and no one is really sure quite why she is in the air force. She is a top notch pilot, and is clinical and precise in her actions, but she rarely moves outside the proverbial box. This has lead to her being a prime choice for being a test pilot, and flying some aircraft that would boggle the mind. She is actually in the air force because her father is top brass and pushed her into the service. He is involved in developing experimental aircraft and is very pleased that his daughter is one of his prime test pilots.

Off duty, the Rei has strongly introverted interests, typically art, or literature. She doesn't drink, party, fraternize, or otherwise engage with other people. She is not very happy about being in the air force, and is only doing it for her father's approval.

33 - The Misato Katsuragi

The Misato Katsuragi is a female pilot, with years of experience in the cockpit. She is a competent pilot, but what sets her apart are her nerves of absolute steel, and her ability to improvise on a mission. Most of the time, she stays on the ground and coordinates operations and works with the younger pilots. When she does fly, it is to take on the dangerous missions, like drawing out enemy AA fire (Iron hand and Wild weasel) or to do exceptionally ballsy work like flying oversized aircraft very close to the ground, or other things that make the less experienced pilots hesitant. Few pilots have crashed and walked away from it as the Katsuragi.

Off duty, the Katsuragi is a mess. She is a slob, drinks to excess, and has what is more than the socially acceptable number of sexual partners. This is a striking contrast to her buttoned up, clean and square, image she presents when working. She is unapologetic, but few people have been through as much as she has, or walked away from as much as she has.

34 - The Mari Illustrious

The Mari Illustrious is a loon of a female pilot. She has pink decoration on her flight suit and inside her jet. She is a competent pilot, but is somewhere between a loose cannon and a loose screw. Prone to musical self expression, she works best as a wingman to a strong pilot, and works exceptionally with the Asuka. She is a versatile pilot, and there are very few things in the arsenal she cannot fly.

Off duty, the Mari Illustrious is a stereotypical air force brat and basic white girl. She fancies herself a potential singer, and is well versed in the singing talent shows.

35 - The Ritsuko Akagi

The Ritsuko Akagi is a female pilot and computer warfare officer. She is older, like the Katsuragi, and more accustomed to sitting in the electronics warfare position than actually taking the stick herself. As a pilot, her skill is average, but when working with electronics and communications, she is a sorceress.

Off duty, the Ritsuko Akagi is a chain smoking, shit talking, pessimist who probably needs to go to a therapist with her personal issues with her mother, and not having children of her own. Go to Comment
30 Air Force Officers
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Combative)
Scrasamax's comment on 2016-12-17 11:17 AM
Only voted Go to Comment
30 Air Force Officers
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Combative)
Scrasamax's comment on 2016-12-17 07:14 AM
added 5 female pilots, obviously drawn from Neon Genesis. None of them are feminists, and none of them involve rape anywhere in their description. It can be done, and easily Go to Comment
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