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Cheka Man's comment on 2016-09-18 10:50 PM
Very much like rl. Go to Comment
Able Blank
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Mageek's comment on 2016-09-15 11:40 PM
This takes disposable mook to an entirely new level. I really, really dig the atmosphere that comes along with this. Go to Comment
The Utopia Initiative
Society/ Organizations  (Natural)   (World Wide)
valadaar's comment on 2016-09-15 01:26 PM
Very good addition to the Cosmic Era lore. Go to Comment
Cosmetic Tropes of the Cosmic Era
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)
Kassy's comment on 2016-09-04 06:41 AM
5. Straight up.

This was both fascinating and almost terrifying to read. I love the depths you go to in order to help us immerse ourselves In the material and understand it.

By God, Scrasamax; you'd better end up publishing this properly. Because this entire setting is an intense labour of love and deserves greater critical acclaim. Go to Comment
The Digital Dungeon
Dungeons  (Other)   (Style)
Kassy's comment on 2016-09-04 09:06 AM
I'm reminded of Netrunner a little when reading this. Fascinating stuff! Go to Comment
The Wastelands
Locations  (World)   (Any)
Scrasamax's comment on 2016-08-26 05:06 PM
Sexy Borg Queen, a wasteland seraphim, created by DFE. Fusion of human and machine, connected to the minds of her followers in a massively centralized vingian array.

Sil, the Slag, a type of wasteland mutant, designated a breeder. Copulates, typically kills mate and consumes their body for biofuel, lays eggs that hatch into new sil. Pheromone pumps, adrenal glands, zerglings with sexiness.

Serleena the Magistrix, wasteland archon, parapsychic dominatrix, sex avatar, breeder queen

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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The Wastelands
Locations  (World)   (Any)
Scrasamax's comment on 2016-09-01 03:30 PM
Depends on the city and what nation it is in. Most people 'shake out' rather than hop on a helocraft and fly away. Shaking out is typically falling out of the heart of the city, the arco, and down into the geofront. Down there, you are closer to the ground and the security isn't as tight. Go to Comment
The Wastelands
Locations  (World)   (Any)
Scrasamax's comment on 2016-09-05 02:47 PM
The Utopia Initiative now has it's own submission, thank you for asking Go to Comment
The Wastelands
Locations  (World)   (Any)
Cheka Man's comment on 2016-09-01 02:11 PM
So anyone can freely leave a city? Go to Comment
The Wastelands
Locations  (World)   (Any)
Kassy's comment on 2016-09-04 08:22 AM
Another enjoyable read.

Do you have anything else on the "Utopian Initiative",I'd love to read more! Go to Comment
Austerhagen Device
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)
Scrasamax's comment on 2016-08-27 08:15 AM
Schwartzchild - the most common yield austerhagen warhead. The Schwartzchild is a 'static' detonation and has no angular momentum. This is the smallest, and most controlled version of the weapon and creates an event horizon approximately 50 meters wide. Everything within this diameter is simply gone. Outside of the diameter, there is gravitational sheer, stress fractures, and secondary damage.

Reissner-Nordstrom - similar to the Schwartzchild, the Reisnner-Nordstrom (RN, or the 'Black Nurse') is a static event, but energetic. The horizon of a Black Nurse is 100-120 meters, and there is significant disruption to EM fields after it's collapse. Reissner-Nordstrom warheads are uncommon due to this. They are more likely to be used as noise generators than in actual targeted combat.

Kerr - the Kerr is a large austerhagen warhead, typically deploying in the self destruct feature of secure offworld facilities. The Kerr is simply a much larger version of a Schwartzchild, static and uncharged. The horizon of a Kerr can be as large as 300 meters, more than adequate to consume an entire space station or large space ship, or to turn an asteroid base into a hollow sphere. There are anti-ship Kerr warheads, but these are highly classified weapons.

Kerr-Newman - the KN is the last word in destruction, opening a kilometer wide rotating black hole. The handful of these superweapons are insurance in case of something like the Seibertronians turning against humanity, an AISC going truly rogue, or encountering something that no reflex team can hope to stop. Only one KN warhead has even been detonated and it was a desperate attempt to close the expanding Weir Rift, a massive DFE that appeared after the failure of a prototype FTL engine test. The rift and the black hole canceled each other out, leaving gravity waves rippling out from the event, sending storms raging through Neptune's atmosphere. Go to Comment
Austerhagen Device
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Scrasamax's comment on 2016-08-27 08:24 AM
The Gates of Guf

The Gates of Guf are a Nipponese Austerhagen warhead of the Kerr-Newman yield, but is different from the Federation model in that the Guf warhead is a slow burn model, and the resulting event can last for several terrifying minutes. The weapon is part of the Nipponese reflex plan, should something like a teratomorph or Arhat level parapsychic overcome existing defense and response forces, the Guf would be delivered to the problem and 'opened'. The resultant event would unfurl, bathing everything in the brilliance of the the accretion zone, a glowing sphere of light brighter than the sun.

Such a weapon could potentially alter the magnetic field of the Earth, alter weather patterns, and otherwise disrupt the ecosphere. The nipponese government has several of these weapons. Go to Comment
Austerhagen Device
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Scrasamax's comment on 2016-08-27 08:47 AM

Accelerated Higgs Particle Cannon - colloquially known as a Super Higgs, or Super Graviton Cannon. The form of the AHPC is similar to a basic HPC, but it is much larger and has amplifiers. The prototype AHCP is mounted axially down the center line of a classified testbed warship nestled in at the Maw Installation. The AFS Kepler is listed as a science and research vessel, with emphasis on Higgs research and gravitronics as a whole. The 800 meter ship is a transport vehicle for the AHPC.

When powered up, the front end of Kepler decouples and opens like a mechanical flower, and the beam emitter is exposed. There are six 'amplifiers' that extend from the ship and are locked in place with a powerful magnetic field. These six flattened barrel shaped units, 20 meters wide and 5 meters thick, project and manipulate gravimetric forces in front of the ship and in the emitter. This decreases space-time resistance to the particle beam, allowing the super dense stream of energy to move above the speed of light.

The estimated yield of the Kepler AHPC is 100 gigatons. Should the weapon be pointed at the Earth, the damage would be very likely civilization ending. A European centered blast would set everything from Oslo to Sicily, France to Belurus on fire, with a 100 kilometer wide fireball over Vienna. A similar blast over the United States would stretch from New York to Denver, New Orleans to the top of Ontario, with the 100 kilometer wide fireball leaving nothing behind of Chicago.

Currently, there is not enough power available to the Kepler to charge the weapon up to that world breaking output. Work on the AHPC has been sidelined following the highly negative reviews of the leaked Obliteratix joke program.

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Austerhagen Device
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Scrasamax's comment on 2016-08-28 07:34 AM
Large scale war is almost completely unheard of, small brushfire wars are common, but there are also things like the random kaiju that pops up after a science experiment goes wrong. Plus, the leading world power, the Atlantic Federation, is very hawkish and pro-military. Go to Comment
Austerhagen Device
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Cheka Man's comment on 2016-08-27 01:20 PM
How common is war in your world? Go to Comment
Austerhagen Device
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Kassy's comment on 2016-08-30 10:43 AM
This is pretty neat! Go to Comment
Heavy Gear: Cosmic Command and Conquer
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Scrasamax's comment on 2016-08-21 02:24 PM

Drone Tank

The Drone Tank is a high end weapon system deployed by the Atlantic Federation. It has an A-pod based suspension system (full hover, high speed) and an gyroscopic laser. The weapon is mounted in a robot turret, with a full 360 rotation and up to 45 degree elevation in the beam emitter. The tank is controlled via remote link, and does not have autonomous functionality. In combat, the vehicle is fast and accurate with its laser, but has only a moderate amount of armor and moderate staying power in a fight.

The strengths of the unit are it's relatively low cost, high speed, and accuracy. It can also be be outfitted with other gear, depending on the mission needed. This includes anti-air missiles, anti-personnel weaponry, ECM gear, or supplies as needed.

The weaknesses of the unit are it's reliance on remote control and vulnerability to hacking. The main laser has range but lacks stopping power, and at full power output, it only has a few minutes of endurance. The laser and drive system consume a large amount of the power it can contain in it's batteries.

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Heavy Gear: Cosmic Command and Conquer
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Scrasamax's comment on 2016-08-21 02:31 PM

The APC

The Armored Personnel Carrier is a tried and true system, a fast moving vehicle that carries soldiers into battle.

The strengths of the APC are that they are cheap, and allow basic infantry to overcome their limited mobility and low speed.

The weaknesses of the APC are that they are typically very poorly armed, often depending on the soldiers inside to literally shoot out of holes in the side, have light armor, and are seen as expendable vehicles.

The Heavy APC attempts to face the armor challenge by increasing the armor of the vehicle, typically to the detriment of it's speed. Heavy APCs are uncommon.

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Heavy Gear: Cosmic Command and Conquer
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Scrasamax's comment on 2016-08-21 02:38 PM
The IFV

The Infantry Fighting Vehicle is very similar to an APC, but is much better armed, and might even have a turret on par with a light tank. IFVs are popular choices for advanced militaries that are loss adverse. Like the APC, they have the ability to carry infantry into battle, but can remain and fight as fire support for them, and once in place, act like light tanks instead of empty boxes with machine guns on them.

The strengths of the IFV are that they are much more combat capable than APCs, and are safer for the crews that man them.

The weaknesses of the IFV are that they are much more expensive and more likely to experience combat situations than drop and run APCs. In a stand up fight with heavy armor and combat vehicles, the IFV is still an inferior fighting machine. Go to Comment
Heavy Gear: Cosmic Command and Conquer
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Scrasamax's comment on 2016-08-21 02:43 PM
Mobile Repair Vehicle

The MRV is a vital piece of any Cosmic Era army. The vehicle is functionally a self propelled polyforge factory. It can quickly and efficiently manufacture the parts and equipment needed by a force in the field, so long as it has the proper programs and raw materials to work with. Most MRVs have logistical support, and a scrapper force attached to them. These scrappers are able to sort out the materials needed, slag them down, and feed them into the MRV hoppers to keep the forges purring.

The strength of the MRV is that it provides rolling logistic support, printing out almost any piece of hardware needed, without resorting to logistic drops. While not the most efficient means, it is prompt, and it is in place.

The weakness of the MRV is that it is big, and expensive, and if stripped of escort or defenders, easily captured or destroyed. To counter some of this, MRVs are typically attached to carry-all groups, so that the vehicle can be airlifted out of a combat zone rather than risk it's loss. Go to Comment
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