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MUL-FS550 Fire Support Robot
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
valadaar's comment on 2013-05-31 10:56 AM
Cult of Terat
Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Regional)
valadaar's comment on 2007-03-23 07:57 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Terat, the Goddess of War
NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Religious)
valadaar's comment on 2007-03-23 07:58 PM
Missed voting on this before. Nicely done! Go to Comment
Novascream
Items  (Art and Music)   (Combat)
valadaar's comment on 2007-02-24 06:35 AM
"You should have seen us when we played on Venus!"
There was a thread for music inspired submissions somewhere :)


Heh, good job! Go to Comment
Salvorathan - A Sci-Fi Take On Dwarves.
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Space)
valadaar's comment on 2007-02-23 03:54 PM
Heh, I've always thought about what would kill you first if you were spaced... The pressure change, oxygen deplation or the Cold/Heat..

A lot of interesting adaptions, though all of the developments for allowing hard vacuum exposure seems a lot of work for something that should not happen. How do they deal with the extreme temperatures accompanied by space exposure - either ridiculous heat or cold?

With the hard scaly skin what mechanism do they use for temperature regulation? Go to Comment
Salvorathan - A Sci-Fi Take On Dwarves.
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Space)
valadaar's comment on 2007-02-24 08:29 AM
Perish the thought Manfred!

Good job Siren! Go to Comment
Ignusho
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Swamp)
valadaar's comment on 2007-02-23 06:33 PM
Interesting! Go to Comment
Superstitions and Fables
Plots  (Discovery)   (Side-Quest)
valadaar's comment on 2007-02-26 09:24 AM
On the quality of the two first subs I voting!

Good job folks, though the two first examples look more like whole subs then scroll entries!

Might I suggest a conversion to Codex (or Scodex/Folio) Go to Comment
30 Aristocrats
NPCs  (Extras)   (Political)
valadaar's comment on 2007-02-23 08:20 AM
A very good assortment. Like a mixed box of chocolates for Assassins...

>:) Go to Comment
30 Aristocrats
NPCs  (Extras)   (Political)
valadaar's comment on 2014-02-10 08:18 PM
Update: Added link to generator Go to Comment
The Edge of Torment
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Cursed)
valadaar's comment on 2007-02-22 08:48 PM
A nice, mysterious item with a detailed and suitably tragic history.

Nice job! Go to Comment
RR80 Corpsman
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
valadaar's comment on 2007-02-21 12:47 PM
>The advert part at the top makes it look like the unit is for domestic/ commercial other than >governmental/ institutional use. It just has the same feel as a toaster ad.

That was the feel I was going for actually, or something from a Soldier of Fortune magazine.

>Does this follow Asmovian Rules, or just can't be an offensive? Since it is really smart, it >gets to decide what it can do?

Not formally - the world view where this is invisioned had a bad experience with automated soldiers, so armed Robots are banned. It is smart within the domain of it's programming. It could be reprogrammed as a combat unit in defiance of the treaty.

>If this thing is smarter than your average human soldier, then why does need to be directed by a >human medic? Why not a soldier?

Primarily for the same reason as they can't be armed. They are smart, but not allowed to have initiative. As to why not soldiers and only medics, command and control reasons. Dumb Grunts are not trained to direct medical robots (for good or ill). They are intended to reduce the number of medics per unit and therefore reduce the training costs of larger formations. One human medic can direct numerous RR80's.

>And does it have to obey? So if you don't like your buddy, you can order this thing to jump on >him?

No - it would ignore that order unless your buddy was injured and required it's services. An NCO or officer could probably override this, but you bet there would be a note in the after action report. It is programmed with basic Military operations, so it is rank aware. One might even assign a rank to the robot, but again under treaty obligations, it cannot give orders to combat soldiers.

>Will it work on the opposition? Can I tell it to jump on another guy (who is hopefully injured)? >Or if he is about to kill me, he is obviously sick (in the head) and must be subdued and taken >for treatment.

It is not programmed for Human Medical (Psycological) so 'sick in the head' is beyond its area of knowlege. It could be ordered to help even the opposition, i.e. prisoners. It would be possible to use it offensively in this manner, but I think shooting the enemy would be simpler.

Since it is not extraordinarily effective as a combantant (at least without programming upgrades), using it offensively is not practical. Go to Comment
RR80 Corpsman
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
valadaar's comment on 2007-02-22 04:08 PM
I've got a few more in mind. The response to modern+ seems less then for fantasy.
I like people poking technical holes in the subs - lets me be more through on the next ones.

I'll start marking the more way out ones with Science Fantasy I guess :) Go to Comment
RR80 Corpsman
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
valadaar's comment on 2007-02-23 02:15 PM
Which part of the sub do you consider a logic hiccup? The fact that it can be used to attack is not a hiccup in my mind.

Kineticite is another story, but I am not entirely convinced something like it is not possible. Perhaps not explosive, I'll grant. Since it is Sci-Fi, it needs to be somewhat plausible. Going further then that is actual design and if I figure out how to store energy with nanoscale flywheels, I'd better apply for my patent now! :) It's purpose it to provide a non-chemical explosive to a sci -fi setting. Sci fi is all about What If, not What is. Some of the best Sci-fi i've read is entirely implausable by todays (or yesterdays) physics (i.e. ANY FTL) and do not follow Newtonian Physics. (Which, are not in 100% concurrance with General Relativity anyway, at least at the larger end of the scale, at least according to some articals in Discover,etc, I've read...)

The setting that most influenced me was one where disputes were settled with low-tech mercenary battles (19th century arms only) and I just moved the timeframe for allowed weapons a little further, and added the rules against robots directly fighting. Go to Comment
RR80 Corpsman
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
valadaar's comment on 2007-02-23 02:17 PM
As to Advice Requested, its a good idea, but nothing I've ever put there has received advice. Go to Comment
RR80 Corpsman
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
valadaar's comment on 2007-02-23 04:03 PM
Okay, took that peice out of my comment - I was getting too defensive there. Go to Comment
RR80 Corpsman
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
valadaar's comment on 2007-03-01 06:13 PM
Thanks Iain!
The Kineticite post got hammered over the science moreso then the two robots. Go to Comment
RR80 Corpsman
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
valadaar's comment on 2007-06-07 12:30 PM
An ancestor robot...

http://www.time.com/time/2006/techguide/bestinventions/inventions/military.html Go to Comment
RR80 Corpsman
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
valadaar's comment on 2009-11-28 07:59 PM
Just realized that I posted no actual description here . :)

Need to add one! Go to Comment
Mount Sar Van Hilar
Locations  (Area)   (Mountains)
valadaar's comment on 2007-02-21 02:56 PM
It's a really interesting location, but something seems missing. Can't figure out what - shame on me - but still, it paints a good picture. Go to Comment
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