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Evolutionary Theology
Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)
klauston's comment on 2009-04-11 11:01 PM
The article is decent and useful for designing a patheon based on western ideas. I agree that the eastern religions need some attention to round it out. Maybe another article or an additonal section to flesh it out would be good. Go to Comment
Evolutionary Theology
Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)
Autumn's comment on 2014-04-26 11:16 PM
Not really sure how a sub from 2006 wound up back on the front page as a new submission, but it's handy for world building, giving a GM some solid concepts with which to added various myths and religions to their game world with less effort. Go to Comment
RL-8 Class Space Station
Locations  (Fortification)   (Space)
Scrasamax's comment on 2014-04-26 01:49 AM


Military Station (MS) Five



Codename: Ramiel



MS-5 'Ramiel' is an automated military station in geosynchronous orbit above Kinshasa, Africa. This large type II station houses 150 heavy drone aerospace fighters, and a mercenary contingent of seibertronians (secretly in detention/thrall to the station L/AISC) with aerospace fighter bodies. The L/AISC controller of Ramiel (aka Ramiel) has become sentient and self aware, but is enormously prideful of it's perfect defense strategy for holding the line between Federation Africa and SAUR Africa.



As Ramiel has a 100cm heavy particle projector cannon and the ability to hit things on the surface of the earth within a 7 foot circle of accuracy, it has seen to it that it's defensive lines have never broken.



(re: Neon Genesis Evangelion, the 5th Angel)

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RL-8 Class Space Station
Locations  (Fortification)   (Space)
Scrasamax's comment on 2014-04-26 02:00 AM


Federation Scientific 66



Codenamed Leviathan



Leviathan was built as a Class III habitat in the orbit of Saturn. Easily hidden in the radio noise and static of the rings and the moons, Leviathan, and its AISC Lucifer, were given free reign to work on bleeding edge arcanotechnology, dimensional science, and other projects that were considered too risky to work on at the Phobos Research Center. The AISC Alcubierre was involved in questionable research and was contaminated by an unknown biological agent. The station vanished with all hands presumed lost. The gap in Saturn's ring lasted a year and a half before filling back in.



Leviathan has a dimensional gate drive, and the station attempted a dimensional jump, killing most of the crew, and turning those that survived into insane bubbling monsters that were as much the suits they were wearing as they were viscous alien slime. The station is an unholy amalgam of metal turned to flesh, plastic turned to skin, and former human crew members turned to slumping cybernetic zombies.



The station is heavily armed with arcanotech weapons, prototype equipment, and it's defensive components, space mecha and aerospace fighters, have all been corrupted and turned into squadrons of hekatonkheires.



Inspiration: 2/3rds Event Horizon, 1/3rd Leviathan from the Hellraiser Franchise.

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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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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)
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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7 Things About GI Joe
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)
Scrasamax's comment on 2014-03-10 09:12 AM
If there is a comic book it is a safe assumption that I have not read it, I don't read comics as I do not appreciate the medium.

The Cosmic Era is meta material, and I am building it, I haven't quite wrapped a skin around it, but I am trying. This all started under the pretense of being a game that I and fellow nerds could play at the bar while our wives and SOs did their thing at a horse show. It's been a long sustained effort.

i am planning on writing stories from this material, and a lot of this is a mixture of world building, integrating things I want to integrate into the setting, and exorcising ideas from my head so that I can go to sleep. This submission was written in one sitting after two drinks, so there is nothing that some editing or a second draft shouldn't fix.

What do I want from this? I want a slick RPG core book. I want 80s influenced splatbooks that fall into the GURPS feel (Cosmic Era: GI Joe sourcebook, Cosmic Era: COBRA! Sourcebook) but keep the Apple slick, anime bright, cleavage flashing, hypertech feel of the Cosmic Era. I want a novel that doesn't get put into the Sci-Fi section, I want a novel like Vonnegut, that gets filed in the Fiction section.

I want people to play the Cosmic Era, and build Cloud Strife, Liu Kang, and Lady Jaye go rampaging on a mission to stop Soundwave's plan to deploy a sonic mind control generator. Go to Comment
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