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RL-8 Class Space Station
Locations  (Fortification)   (Space)
dark_dragon's comment on 2014-05-03 07:44 PM
Actually, I can see an entire cyberpunk campaign being run in one of those stations, so section 5 isn't the only interesting thing aboard by any means.

I like the way you've linked it in with the rest of the setting, and can vividly image lots of PC shenanigans happening on board.

You could do with a few hooks and denizens, but given these are essentially cities, a GM can inject his own ideas as desired.

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Patrol Pod
Items  (Transports)   (Non-Magical)
valadaar's comment on 2014-05-21 01:24 PM
Cool Squared :) I think Derek would like one of these...

This also seem perfect for adding an AI to.
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Quortek Baat'leb
Dungeons  (Underground)   (Traps)
Cheka Man's comment on 2014-04-25 09:32 PM
Very useful for guarding things like tombs as well. Go to Comment
Quortek Baat'leb
Dungeons  (Underground)   (Traps)
valadaar's comment on 2014-04-29 02:08 PM
These are really good - though I can't imagine something powerful enough to snuff souls not being detectable as magic.

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Quortek Baat'leb
Dungeons  (Underground)   (Traps)
mr_abomination's comment on 2014-10-20 09:28 PM
very cool, I will definitely use this in a campaign Go to Comment
18 Gifts from Elder Gods, Outer Gods, and Cosmic Horrors
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - Genre)
Scrasamax's comment on 2014-04-25 10:29 PM
Sure, I'll even add you as a contributor. Go to Comment
18 Gifts from Elder Gods, Outer Gods, and Cosmic Horrors
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - Genre)
Cheka Man's comment on 2014-04-25 09:29 PM
Very interesting. Can I add more ideas to this sub to try and make it into a new 30? Go to Comment
18 Gifts from Elder Gods, Outer Gods, and Cosmic Horrors
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - Genre)
Chaosmark's comment on 2014-05-28 08:56 PM
I'm loving this. It's the perfect grab-bag for "how do I want to screw over my players tonight?"

It also provides some good ideas for cursed items. Not everything you pick up is harmless, of course. And in a setting where dark gods of madness and chaos want to influence the world, you can bet they'd be spreading these suckers around like candy on Halloween. Go to Comment
18 Gifts from Elder Gods, Outer Gods, and Cosmic Horrors
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - Genre)
Dozus's comment on 2014-04-26 08:16 PM
The Ancient Ones are not bound by your mortal numbers. Indeed, their 18 is superior to your human 30. You could not begin to comprehend the Cosmic 30.

A fine selection presented here. I like the the "gifts" are not so often physical things but abominable curses. Go to Comment
18 Gifts from Elder Gods, Outer Gods, and Cosmic Horrors
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - Genre)
valadaar's comment on 2014-05-02 02:35 PM
Very good! Love it!

No need to reward me though! Go to Comment
30 Genetic Mods
Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Specific)
Silveressa's comment on 2014-04-25 08:22 PM
Some amusing, some practical, some actually very useful for spies/Shadowrunners, all in all one of my favorite 30's lists to day and an entertaining read to boot. Go to Comment
30 Genetic Mods
Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Specific)
Kassy's comment on 2014-05-01 05:32 AM
5.0/5

Pretty much what Sil has said. Also how I found that Zoe 3000 sub the other day, now that was, messed up. Go to Comment
Augscannen
Items  (Computers)   (Non-Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2014-04-03 02:45 PM
easier to carry around than a german shepherd I suppose (that is a terminator reference for you wee children out there).

One of the challenges for writing sci-fi stuff is the need to full realize all the minutia of the an advanced and rapidly evolving world. I think sci-fi world building requires a lot of posts like this one. Go to Comment
Augscannen
Items  (Computers)   (Non-Magical)
eleclipse's comment on 2014-04-03 03:51 AM
A solid item.

The only question that popped in my mind is why not upgrade it to function also as an eye-scanner. Go to Comment
Star Whale
Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Space)
Scrasamax's comment on 2014-04-03 10:38 PM
Excellent commentary.

The main inspiration behind the Star Whales was the plankton like nature of the Larvae of the Outer Gods, and the terrestrial concept of the worlds largest creatures subsist on eating some of the world's smallest creatures. Move everything up to the space scale, and the star whales are large predators in a galaxy wide sea of stars.

Moving back to your commentary, no there cannot be any sort of personal relationship between a star whale and a human. While they are untouchable and unknowable, this is a function of the setting and technology. The advances in arcanotechnology might appear to have exploded outwards like a technological big bang, the Star Whales and their utterly alien existence are a demonstration that rather than being masters of technology and space, we are much closer to the ancient Greeks discussing the theorems of the six simple machines but rather than the Inclined Plane, Wedge, Screw, lever, wheel and axle, and pulley we looking at Dimensional Tap Reactors, Dimensional Heat Sinks, the AISC, and so forth. Eventually, should the stars align right, mankind will have all sorts of ships and technology to find the Star Whales, and follow them, and hunt them, and render them for their exotic aphaisic organs and all the horrible things that we are pretty good at doing.

But that's 10,000 years down the line, figuratively speaking.

Another concept is the depth of time. The Lovecraft mythos discussed things eons in the past and millennia in the future. The lifecycle of the larvae of the outer gods is tens of millions of years, and the star whales hundreds of millions of years, and the galaxy has it's own megascale 'ecosystem' where we are barely aware of just the luminous stuff in said galaxy, let alone the things we don't yet have the ability to comprehend. Go to Comment
Star Whale
Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Space)
Murometz's comment on 2014-11-26 12:46 PM
Amazing concept and great execution here!!! I also missed this somehow. That is now rectified. The commentary is marvelous too. Just an awesome creation here Scras, and I find that it bothers me little if at all, that players wouldn't be able to interact with this monumental creature. They'd have as much fun just pondering its existence, as any reader of the sub would. Go to Comment
Star Whale
Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Space)
Murometz's comment on 2014-11-26 05:56 PM


Great question, axle.



I kind of answered it above. I'd say, "hey fellas and gals, we are going to space-opera/sci-fi/Cthulhu it up tonight! So check this out...this is some of the kind of stuff I mean, for tonight's "flavor"/genre/atmosphere.... "The Star Whale..."



Players: "Ohhhhh, interesting..." (they get ideas and start chattering...) GM: *Grins* (and get ideas from their chatterings...)

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Star Whale
Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Space)
axlerowes's comment on 2014-04-03 02:28 PM


I liked the lecture, perhaps the Golgafrinchan's didn't make up that whole space goat idea. You give us the concept of the space whale. It is an interesting idea for explaining mass extinctions because it forces a view human existence that includes the humanity as citizens of the galaxy. But because the space whale is so difficult for humanity or any person to interact with the idea it is difficult to engage with. Thus like the lecturer we are left with nothing to do but throw up the hands of imaginations.



What can you say about giant untouchable (almost unknowable) space whales ( that treat our planet like a cookie jar) that sucks.



Perhaps Moby Dick and the space whale are the last elements of nature that man can not conquer and thus must turn to religion in order to understand his role in the universe? But Moby Dick and Ahab had history, a relationship. There can be no personal relationships with a star whale.



You could go out and look for Moby Dick. You could look for and physically wrestle with the embodiment of natural death living among man's violent oppression and exploitation of the natural world.

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Star Whale
Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Space)
axlerowes's comment on 2014-11-26 04:25 PM
So how would you unpack this to for your group? Go to Comment
Star Whale
Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Space)
Aramax's comment on 2014-10-27 08:59 AM
Absolutely perfect addition to the Mythos. I'm a sucker for anything remotely Lovecraftian. My whole years long D&D game was just so, and these would have fit just right. I will DEFINITELY use this at some point!. I agree the lecture was great. Go to Comment
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