I have two thoughts for that, one is that the Transformers counted time in cycles and megacycles, but I am not sure if they ever explained just long 4 megacycles was, and if that was actually a long time for the transformers. The other thought is that the modern nomenclature for computers and computer technology are going to be so obsolete it is going to be comparing tying knots and fixing sails, and then using the terminology and trying to launch a space shuttle with it. Go to Comment
My only problem with this is that the term cycle is already strongly tied to technology in the form of CPU cycles, and are vastly smaller than a second. They are also not fixed and keep getting shorter as technology advances.
The beefcake and cheesecake are somewhat meta but in no relation to any specific system, but rather traditional fantasy art, ala cheesecake fantasy like Red Sonja, and Boris Vallejo, and Frazetta. This could also very easily apply to 99% of comic book artists. Go to Comment
It never even occurred to me to supply a dress code for adventurers, but this is precisely the kind of world-building detail that really gets players immersed. Also I'm a sucker for color coding. I think it needs to be a little longer, though. Maybe some additional restrictions to garb based on orders within the guild, or exceptions for very specific honors. I'm also not fond of the mention of alignments and beef/cheesecakery, those seem like system-specific meta statuses, and otherwise this has the makings of an excellent first-hand document. Go to Comment
This is really good one, it is fairly clearly written and the idea touches on all the aspects the major themes of of the cosmic era: saddism, ruthless corporate pragmatism, militarism, and surrealism. I'd like to see one of these guys as protagonist in a plot or narrative. Go to Comment
Able Blank NPCs (Scenario Based)
Not so much flight as hovering via a-pods, but yes. They can move between planets in matter of days or weeks, but this is as much a function of where the planets are at the time of the flight as much as it is how fast they are.
I can see there being travel seasons, you travel to Mars on the 2-3 months when Earth is swinging around and is on the same side of the Solar system as the red planet, bingo for Jupiter. For points further out you are going to be waiting for the right alignment of the middle planets to slingshot around them, or use them as wayfare or refuel and reprovision points.
Generally the inner system is a matter of a few days, Mars and Jupiter a few weeks, and points further out are a month or more away Go to Comment