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axlerowes's comment on 2015-01-07 08:35 PM

IGood point.

I tossed out so many so as to give a variety sensor pallets that could be placed in ships. In addition to Navigation this I imagine sensor systems being used as much for observation and information gathering.

I imagine these pressurized devices being pretty small, and the explosive part I added just so I could give PCs (sadly I will likely never run a Dynastic Migration game) something to utilize when they improvise. But what is important with the deep neutrino telescopes they have now is the number atoms in the detector. By pressuring the water to a level not realistic with current material engineering you get the same sensitivity in a smaller area

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axlerowes's comment on 2015-01-18 04:14 PM
Tachyons, is that how hyper pulse generators are supposed to work? I have read at least seven battletech novels and have at least a battalion in minis and never knew that. Go to Comment
axlerowes's comment on 2015-01-19 09:30 AM
well I still believe you Go to Comment
axlerowes's comment on 2015-01-06 04:57 PM


I thought about doing a list like you say. But I have a vision. Thus, I may recognize that It would would be sensible to put these into one list; particularly if I was gaming the citadel for averages or if somebody wanted to quick reference them. It would be better that way a stand alone post.



But I have a vision. A lame vision, an esoteric vision, but it is mine. I am not saying I don't want advice or critiques cause I do. But I am not looking at the thousand pieces of Sci-fi Minutia, but at what I might duck board across it. I forsee a post, a post not yet even drafted, in which there is hypertext under ever stone. In my vision the discrete will meet the expansive 100 words at a time and without stubs.

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axlerowes's comment on 2015-01-05 08:22 PM
I am not sure. I imagined this being much more sensitive as well as being able to give you absolute readings on gravitational force and not serving a replacement for gyroscopeThe real sci-trick to this would be to have these exquisitely perfect readings on the bubbles location and morphology. But I suppose in a sci-fi setting you could a really sensitive gyroscope that responds to even minor changes in gravity that would not cause noticeable changes and use the changes in the gryoscope to determine the likely location of different gravity wells as they are encountered. Go to Comment
The Anunnaki
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axlerowes's comment on 2015-01-16 04:31 PM
This is fantastic. It makes me want to play with it, and it could easily be adapted to other settings. However, I like the connection to petrol era nation states and how that brings some nice traditional cloak and dagger stuff to the cosmic era.

I have heard a rumor (from guys who think they understand world better than their education and life experience truly allows) that the KGB had a plan for the fall of communism and that Putin is part of that plan’s realization. Could this be them…..

I love the different perspectives you give in the block quotes, how it takes us from rumor to fact. I can only imagine that you are had formatting to finish up or maybe some personality profiles. Because this seems very complete. I am a little sad that you didn’t finish it because it seems so awesome as it is. Also when writing in the cosmic era this society would give a straight shot back to present day, help the reader feel a little more connected to the setting and its players.
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Cosmic Era Shopping Catalog
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axlerowes's comment on 2015-01-02 02:55 PM
What is the thought with the Golden Silencer? Are we thinking the users own sounds will be turned to heat or light? Go to Comment
The Cattle Raid
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axlerowes's comment on 2015-01-02 03:05 PM
This is fun. We could write this up as a pulp story and you publish it in the Battletech fiction zine.

You could turn it into a Battletech or Battleforce campaign module. With you character vignettes fleshing out the story.

I look forward to the eventual conclusion. Go to Comment
The Cattle Raid
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axlerowes's comment on 2015-01-04 11:01 AM


Even "incomplete" I like the little story that is threaded through the write up.



What is really great about this, and what gives it so much potential in my wee mind is that it is both extremely general (a planetary raid is the go to Battletech event) and extremely specific with bits of world building and characterization. Thanks for writing this up.

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30 Military Vehicle Flaws
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30 Military Vehicle Flaws
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axlerowes's comment on 2015-01-03 08:53 PM


4.5 that is a good score cheka...teasing cheka not scars ;)



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnie2iY3dOU

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31 years IRL(33 ish!) of my Mysantia Campaign
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axlerowes's comment on 2015-01-03 05:25 PM
Mourngrymn's point is well taken. A list of facts and roughly sorted recollections would be better received in the forums. So would this back and forth you are trying to initiate with your readers. Perhaps a more formal personal essay or magazine style article is what this topic deserves. Write it like you love it and respect it.

Another option would be to put forth some kind of interactive timeline that will help organize the Citadel Content you derived from the campaign.

You could include you little recollection and tributes to your friends. I do find this really interesting, but do you have a goal in mind for the finish product of this write-up?

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31 years IRL(33 ish!) of my Mysantia Campaign
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axlerowes's comment on 2015-01-04 01:20 AM


Yeah sorry about that, I was imaging some sort of Rolling Stone type memoir article that upon conclusion would leave me with a misty smile and slow agreeable head nod saying to myself "Damn, that is really how it was, I am not alone."

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31 years IRL(33 ish!) of my Mysantia Campaign
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axlerowes's comment on 2015-01-07 09:19 PM


While this may not be as polished (or dare I say self-important) as some other subs. It has heart! Or truth! Or perhaps it has the type of self aware sincerity you find in high school year books. At the end the day we couldn't honestly say the year book staff was doing it for the school, cause us kids in gen-pop could care less. It was all about the yearbook, and the Yearbook (putting all the pictures together, making pages for each group) was a justification in and of itself.

And though the year book was small in a scope, short on originality and put together by wildly over confident amateurs I would wager it held more personal weught for its publishers than the last issue of playboy or the new yorker did their own. It had sincerity.



So there are few things as tender or as sincere as well done year book. So I salute this post.....*sniff*



Because this is about gaming, and damn it I gamed.



Because the way Aramax puts it is how it was man, that is really how it was.

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31 years IRL(33 ish!) of my Mysantia Campaign
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axlerowes's comment on 2015-01-08 09:23 AM
I would like to hear more about the Ryan Haines episode. Not so much about his lifestyle but how he changed the game for you. Go to Comment
The Return of the White Deer- Chapter 10
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axlerowes's comment on 2015-01-08 11:28 PM
Well I am on board, I think you really hit your stride in these last two chapters (they are really too short to call chapters) Over the last two chapters we are still having trouble with timing and physical descriptions of space. But you have also together a very cool and well told arc. First you tell us the enemy has made an alliance with the wizards and that is bad. Then that put everything else that happens under the shadow of that threat. Next you drop the transdimensional Botari on us, neat, I didn't see it coming and it adds a whole new dimension to this work.

One thing you can't shy away from is the romance. Temjun has just lost his wife here, he doesn't know it, but the mind of the girl he loved has been replaced with another mind. She may be a very similar person but she has a lifetime of experience he does not. Will she love her 15 year old husband like she loved her husband in the other dimension? Will they form a connection as equals? This is really interesting stuff.


(I know you take votes very very seriously and are really into the game of the Citadel and all that. But I not really interested into that stuff, I am interested in whether you wrote something I respect, did you have a good idea, and did you develop that idea well.) Go to Comment
The Return of the White Deer- Chapter 10
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axlerowes's comment on 2015-01-09 09:46 AM
Also, does this Temujin want to become a mass murdering warlord? Does Botari want him to become the great Kahn? I guess I will have to wait and see! Go to Comment
The Return of the White Deer- Chapter 9
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axlerowes's comment on 2015-01-08 10:46 PM
"The seven stars forming the Temul’s Tail took turns peeking out from behind the thin gauze that separated the Heavenly realm from the mortal one. The Crunalan Steppe hummed with a soft note that vibrated in the hearts of not just the Ankalis but all Crunalans who live on its vastness."

What happened here? Did everyone just see the sunset and the stars come out have an "I love you man moment?" Or was there really something supernatural at work?

Also I think the term "Tune Out" does not fit with this setting. Go to Comment
The Return of the White Deer- Chapter 9
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axlerowes's comment on 2015-01-08 10:58 PM
Wow,

I am not sure who I feel about it, but this story just took a surprise turn! But for better or worse the turn brought me into the story. Instead reviewing the story so that certain aspects could be changed or reworked to better tell the story, I was just hanging try to figure out what was going.

The narrative choices you made to through out everything that happened thus far weave in history again is a unique one. It is tough to take everything your reader may have been invested in and put in the "just a dream" box. Again not sure if it is good move or bad move, but it was an interesting move. Go to Comment
The Return of the White Deer- Chapter 9
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axlerowes's comment on 2015-01-08 11:29 PM
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