Hmm. Wouldn't fit into a Starship Troopers kind of game. After all, one of the primary rules of the Mobile Infantry that Heinlein made was that every man in a unit fights, regardless of other roles on the field. However, this is an incredibly thorough look at battlefield logistics that could fit into just about any other game. Bravo! Go to Comment
Frak, if I ever write a science fiction book, I think I might make the Kel'Regar one of the main enemy races (with Siren's permission, of course). The main reason being this:
I like the idea of writing stories about futuristic military formations and their battles, and almost all of the stories I think up have the main characters using projectile weapons. Machineguns, assault rifles, missile launchers, etc.- those're the weapons that my dudes use, albeit really, REALLY advanced.
So, I like the idea of making an enemy who's practically immune to their guns and heavy weaponry. Just imagine the horror of a platoon of elite Crash Troopers as the massive chain-guns and missile launchers their heavy-weapons crews carry simply bounce right off the target!
Besides, the Kel'regar just make for some interesting characters, I'd think. From the whole thing about the split between genders, to the world-ships... It's a great idea. Go to Comment
Holy.... crap. That is freaking AWESOME, mate! I love the idea of a gun actually using the very laws of physics for its operating system, especially such a powerful weapon! Cheers, Grey, me boyo! Go to Comment
Heh heh heh, her mercenary character reminds me of the character Nobby from Discworld. During his career in the armies of the world, generals on either side could tell how the battle was going based on what uniform Nobby was wearing at the time. So, in that sense, she's like Nobby- except with a sense of decency. Go to Comment
hey im new to this site but was here years ago w/ another name. anyways dont remember so im newbie by default.
Firstly, I am a sci-fi reader and I hope to meet success with my writing.
My favorite series of books are Larry Nivens RINGWORLD tetralogy (Ringworld, RingWorld Engineers, The RingWorld Throne, and RingWorlds Children)
For those that havnt read the ring world is the greatest artificial structere ever discovered.
A ring, its circumference equal to earths orbit, it is built around a sol-like star. Shadow squares halfway betwwn the ring and the sun provide 15 hours of night in a thirty hour day. 70 days equals one falan (one full rotation of ring world. The inner surface-the one exposed to the sun, is terraformed and is one millionkmwide cntrifugal force provides gravity, and rim walls 1000km high keep the atmosphere in. Population of RNH(ringworld native hominids)
estimated in the trillions.
The origins of who built it and why are too sticky to get into. But the ringworld , millions of years ago, was populated bt A race called Pak Protectors. Protectors are ancestors of all homo sapiens. they populated ringworld with homo erectus, but left no predators in the ecology. hence, hominids evolved into every ecological niche. (Vampires, Carrion Eaters, Giant Herbivores, Small Carnivores, some built great technologies and went interstellar. Oh, and ringworld is 300 million times the surface area of earth. post if youre interested, Ill elabortae on native species and alien vistors