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Lewiston - Rim
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valadaar's comment on 2008-09-29 10:20 AM
A nicely detailed world. The various groups are good RPG fodder. Go to Comment
Banglore - Rim
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MoonHunter's comment on 2008-09-29 12:38 PM
This is kind of "not in the feel" of Firefly. It has to exist, or something like it, but.... you know... it just isn't there. Go to Comment
Great Wheel -- Border
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MoonHunter's comment on 2008-09-25 03:55 PM
This is a great stub. It could be a great submission, but it needs a bit more planet and a linked NPC posting. So, for now, it is a Stub. Go to Comment
Valnorians
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MoonHunter's comment on 2008-09-25 03:34 PM
I could so see that. You are very right about that. They have just enough going on to be a B5 race. They have built in drama that can be simple or infinitely complex. They have enough wiggle room that the writers/ GM could fill in anything they need to fit their stories.

Now I should try to run a B5 campaign and see how they work. Go to Comment
Valnorians
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MoonHunter's comment on 2008-09-19 06:45 PM
I am unsure if they should be coded in the Minor Races and Race Ideas codex or left as a notable race. Chime in with your opinion. Go to Comment
Valnorians
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MoonHunter's comment on 2008-09-19 11:36 PM
That is a position I had in mind, but it is not something that most people easily understand... unless they expereinced something like it.

I do see a lot of Vietnamese and Korean parallels. Big powers fighting wars in their territories. They are just "in the way". Sure one is "on their side", but they are fighting for their goals. So nothing is left for them. Droped warp cores from ships, missed "wave motion gun" shots, atomics, and genocidal bugs (who would rather destroy than let anyone else have an livable planet), destroyed their homes. They evac out on random ships or get a lift from Confedeation forces. Culturally they are kind of in shock. They cling to little bits of their olds life, and wear them like thread bare but familiar clothes. They know they change clothes, but they are the only comfortable things they have.

If you don't understand this, just bypass it. The people's worlds were blown out. They were rescued. They cling to their old ways, yet are pragmatic enough to embrance the new. You can gloss over the uncomfortable parts and move on. Go to Comment
Valnorians
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MoonHunter's comment on 2008-09-20 10:19 PM
I think Siren needs some nasal drops with that whiff.

The legalistic morality is actually derived from Chinese Culture, where Legalism was actually codified. Pokor is kind of a mismash of Confuscionistic ideals. So if you need a handle, think Chinese. Go to Comment
Valnorians
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Siren no Orakio's comment on 2008-09-20 08:07 PM
Hmm. I'm getting a distinct whiff of Eau-de-Half-Elf from these guys, and I'm not sure why. Also, they make me think 'American Jew', which is not a bad thing.

Can we get a character made with one of these, to demonstrate how their legalistic morality affects them in the surrounding human culture? Maybe a lawyer, or a police sort? Go to Comment
Valnorians
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Scrasamax's comment on 2008-09-19 11:08 PM
At first, I thought that there was a gap where the rampaging bugs were, and the effect they had on the Valnorian community. After a moment of thought I can see a wizened old woman, a survivor of the bug infestations who quite plainly refuses to remember any of it, almost a communal block-out of those events.

(Tangent)In a way, this reminded me of my grandfather, as he fought in the Korean war, and it wasnt until I was almost an adult before I learned of this. I never thought twice when he played with me and my tanks. It made alot of sense later when my father told me he was a tank commander there. He saw alot of bad things, and never speaks about any of them, even if you ask him. I see the Valnorians being much the same way. (/Tangent) Go to Comment
Valnorians
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Cheka Man's comment on 2008-09-20 10:33 AM
Poor them, their planet destroyed in the "Starship Troopers" war. Go to Comment
Valnorians
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valadaar's comment on 2008-09-25 02:19 PM
A well detailed minor race - they feel like they could easily be part of the Bab5 universe, especially the post series timelines. The 'bugs' could easily have been the Shadows. Can't say more without being a spoiler.. Go to Comment
Synths
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manfred's comment on 2008-09-19 05:36 PM
Good piece of color. It is the details, like the laws surrounding them, their chance to buy themselves out to freeedom, and their 'brand' appearance that seals the deal. Very usable.

Now imagine if someone happens to look like one of those copyrighted looks... :) Go to Comment
Synths
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MoonHunter's comment on 2008-09-19 01:33 PM
Addition:
There are two reasons why The Synths are so distinctive:
The first is less obvious: Branding. This way you see a SBF and you know where it came from. This is the company's way to make sure their goods always have the same packaging and people know where it came from. Think about a glass coke bottle, or the Nike Swoosh, or any number of neo-heraldic company logos, and take it a step further.

The second is for easy identification. This way you know that person you are talking too is a SBF. By making them different, you can't confuse them for "real people". This allows emergency responders, as well as customers, to know who is real and who is not. Go to Comment
Synths
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MoonHunter's comment on 2008-09-20 12:06 AM
Well The Synths are different enough that you would have to actively dye your hair and skin to get that combination. Just as it would be easy enough to look like one (well if you have the right bodytype), it would be easy enough to change your look to avoid being branded a synth or treated like a "nothing". Go to Comment
Synths
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Siren no Orakio's comment on 2008-09-20 08:49 PM
A pretty stock character type, as I mentioned in chat. Really, this sort of character is best used not for themselves, but to illuminate the nature of the society around them, as you touched on in the Game Uses. The Frankenstein principles apply. Go to Comment
Synths
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Scrasamax's comment on 2008-09-19 09:16 AM
Very nice sir. Legal status is a good touch that sets it apart. Go to Comment
Synths
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Chaosmark's comment on 2009-01-24 01:59 PM
angryscot hit it right on the head. I couldn't shake the feeling of Brave New World the entire time I read this sub. An interesting concept, and always something that gets brought up in scifi, but I very highly doubt I'll ever use it. Go to Comment
Synths
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valadaar's comment on 2008-09-20 07:04 PM
A great take on the replicant idea. I like the customized appearance part the most. Go to Comment
Synths
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Ouroboros's comment on 2008-09-19 07:04 AM
Interesting, and a novel take on slave-clones. I especially like your exploration of the legal status of these guys.

Good job!

/D Go to Comment
Synths
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angryscotsman93's comment on 2009-01-24 11:08 AM
Awesome. It reminds of Brave New World-from their synthetic birth to the fact that their personalities were implanted in them to fit their role in society. Go to Comment
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