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Kevlar Thread
Items  (Tools)   (Non-Magical)
Silveressa's comment on 2012-06-19 12:50 PM

7. Binding cord for jury rigging mufflers and other vehicle components expected to reach high temperatures that would melt conventional cord/rope.


8. Improvised insultating cord to wrap about a small container to help keep contents hot/cold and partially protected from extreme heat.

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How I Vote
Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Citadel Help)
Silveressa's comment on 2012-06-17 01:31 AM
Actually it *is* useful in that now someone who wants to know why you voted high/low on a sub now has a nice reference sheet to get a rough idea of what might have given you cause to HOH their sub or what not, pretty handy really from a informative point of view.
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How I Vote
Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Citadel Help)
Silveressa's comment on 2012-06-17 01:32 AM
Useful stuff, it's always helpful to get a glimpse into the inner workings of someones vote criteria and what they like to see/not see in a sub.

Be kinda neat to see more of these by various members. Go to Comment
The Nexus
Locations  (City)   (Other)
Silveressa's comment on 2012-06-10 03:41 AM

You're right, Betsy does need a slight downsize, which I'll take care of momentarily.


As for the questions about the tourists and the national guard, (both of which have answers) like the narrator says, a bottlo o' scotch and some honey word and ye may get the answer ye seek. ;)

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The Nexus
Locations  (City)   (Other)
Silveressa's comment on 2012-06-10 03:45 AM
Update: Reworked Betsy to make her less outstanding then the rest of the detail townsfolk. Go to Comment
The Nexus
Locations  (City)   (Other)
Silveressa's comment on 2012-06-10 03:56 AM

Not quite a bottle o' scotch but it'll do :P (update incoming!)


 


(Oh and you got some +5 comment votes coming your way when my votes refresh, love the flamingoes!) 

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The Nexus
Locations  (City)   (Other)
Silveressa's comment on 2012-06-10 04:01 AM

(I remember seeing a group of these things once take up residence on old Fethick's garage roof, seeing him trying to haul a law mower up there a few months later to keep the grass in check made for a good afternoons entertainment I can tell ye that much!)

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The Nexus
Locations  (City)   (Other)
Silveressa's comment on 2012-06-10 04:15 AM

Honey words a plenty, but no scotch? Ye sure know how ta tease a gal I tell ye!


But on ta yer questions, How do the blimpy tourists deal with Chasers?


Well if ye'd ever seen a tourist tear in ta something they thought was edible ye wouldn't be askin' that laddie!


A tourist seems ta be able ta eat just about anythin' they can fit in their fat mouths, be it a table spread o' Thanksgiving feast or the table itself, if they can get their jaws around it they can take a bite outta it.


Against Chasers they take the same approach, grab an chew; an once a pack o' chaser see four of these fatties gnaw the legs off one or two o' their brethren they look elsewhere for a late night meal.


 


 


Now yer second question, the National Guard, where are they?


Picture yourself for a moment as a the governor, or commander of a Guard Detachment, the integrity of the nation partially resting on your shoulders, and the threat of terrorist attacks by unknown forces or a natural disaster a reality you might need to deal with at any given moment.


Now picture receiving a phone call from some random civilian claiming their town is a gateway for otherworldly creatures and their dog house just got eaten by three fat women right before a bunch of beret wearin angry flamingo lawn ornaments saved them from a cave man attack.


Aye exactly, ye'd call'em a nutter and hang up, and likely ignore any future such claims from attention seeking delinquents after their four minutes of TV fame; orchestrating some big hoax that'll make you look like a grade A lummox for believing it.


 


Hope that answered yer questions laddie, keep 'em coming ye knowledge seekers, and I'll keep replying, as long as this bottle o' scotch holds out anyway.

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The Nexus
Locations  (City)   (Other)
Silveressa's comment on 2012-06-10 04:23 AM
lol Indeed, and a update tis yer reward ;) Go to Comment
Time Zombie
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (City/ Ruin)
Silveressa's comment on 2012-06-10 03:21 AM
A fun and unique take on zombies, the kind of thing that lends itself extremely well to a one shot adventure of to wrap up a convention marathon.

I can see these things making an appearance in Doctor Who RPG or TORG adventures easily; they could be plugged into Rifts with a little work as well.

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Non-Euclidean Architecture: Part 1
Systems  (Architectural)   (Specific)
Silveressa's comment on 2012-06-10 03:29 AM
A very thought provoking sub, and has enough solid math to be easily understandable as well by most of us scientific/tech geek types.

The only down side I can see is trying to explain the nuances of this article to a non science gamer in a way that doesn't take most of an evening and can be readily remembered several sessions down the road. (I.E lay-mans terms)

Then again there's some things you just can't put into lay-mans terms any plainer then this article does, and for those of us with a desire to use non-euclidean structures in our games, the upside is we (and the majority of our players) likely already have the requisite intellect to comprehend and make good use of the article as written.

Thought provoking and a well deserved 5.0!

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Tuner Mages
Society/ Organizations  (Mystical)   (Country/ State)
Silveressa's comment on 2012-06-10 03:32 AM
A fun class of mage, and an excellent NPC companion to toss in a party of spell slingers that won't over power the rest of the group.
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30 Ways to Cheat Death
Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)
Silveressa's comment on 2012-06-06 06:35 PM

Well written and a good wellspring of ideas for Gm's that want to keep an aging/dying PC alive just a little longer.


On a side note the reference to Death playing chess reminded me of this favorite little comic: 

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7 Things I've Learned
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)
Silveressa's comment on 2012-06-04 12:00 PM
Well put, and good guidelines for fictional writing, not sure how much of it applies when writing for the citadel however, out side of NPC's or fiction stories anyway. (A lot of citadel subs are about places, or technology, or other plot pieces rather then people)

It is solid advice in the creation of story arcs and campaign ideas for ones games however, and can help make a average campaign far more memorable/enjoyable by everyone involved. Go to Comment
7 Things I've Learned
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)
Silveressa's comment on 2012-06-04 12:57 PM

This mostly: http://strolen.com/viewing/Some_Guidelines_For_Adventure_Creation_and_GMing


(All of these tips can be readily applied to writing as well.)


Also to learn from your failures and keep trying new things. Sometimes a new technique can be a smashing success or dismal failure, but unless you try new approaches to the writing and presentation you'll never know what works for you and what doesn't.


Try a new style, even if it's something you don;t particular care for or feel comfortable with, the learning experience from trying it out will often off set any shortcomings form the end result itself.

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Puppeteer Beetle
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)
Silveressa's comment on 2012-06-27 12:08 AM
Excellent revision, it really makes the piece more usable and interesting, have a re-vote! Go to Comment
Puppeteer Beetle
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)
Silveressa's comment on 2012-06-27 12:08 AM
Excellent revision, it really makes the piece more usable and interesting, have a re-vote! Go to Comment
Puppeteer Beetle
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)
Silveressa's comment on 2012-06-02 03:35 PM
A nice expansion on the Unummodo sub, I also especially like the ideas Forganthus suggested, I think they would enhance the sub nice and make an even more enjoyable piece.

If you do expand/update this, please send a PM and let me know so I can come back here and re-read the new version/update my vote. :) Go to Comment
Puppeteer Beetle
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)
Silveressa's comment on 2012-06-27 12:08 AM
Excellent revision, it really makes the piece more usable and interesting, have a re-vote! Go to Comment
Homunculus
Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - In General)
Silveressa's comment on 2012-05-31 02:57 AM

Submission Challenged: Apparently a word for word re-post/  plagiarism from a different author/site: http://www.sffworld.com/community/story/321p0.html

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