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Agonizer
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Scrasamax's comment on 2017-03-10 10:04 AM
Lots of story ideas being generated from this sub.

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Agonizer
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Cheka Man's comment on 2017-03-09 11:37 PM
My evil side wants to put an Agonizer in my first ex to make her date me. Go to Comment
Agonizer
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Murometz's comment on 2017-03-08 07:57 PM
Just nasty. Go to Comment
Agonizer
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Agonizer
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axlerowes's comment on 2017-03-08 09:48 PM
Why would any of the Machiavellian rulers in the Pacific Rim or the Atlantic Confederation think twice about installing these in all the plebs? Who are these moral voices judging things as barbaric? Go to Comment
Agonizer
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axlerowes's comment on 2017-03-09 07:26 AM
You didn't answer the question at all. you went on to some tangent on the USA's moral failings. In your response you have argued, and I accept, that it is possible to have a regime that is on one hand morally and socially progressive and then brutally oppressive with the other hand. But that is not what i asked. I asked why?

I could attempt to explain the sources of contradiction in modern western social policy, but that may not be directly applicable to this fictional setting you have been pontificating on for ten years. And I wonder why, without an involved populace, elections, nepotism, spiritual or philosophical institutions, or a free consumer based economy why the ATfed or PRR would be the moral torchbears?

On another level how does having these moral institutions or sensibilities fit into your storytelling? Do you need social definitions of human rights thrown into the cosmic era?

But again, I only give as much of shit about this as much as you do. So if you are fine with it, cool, but if you want to play back-and-forth with this setting I am here.
so lets try again,
What are the social and economic forces that push the Atlantic federation to be the torch bears of western civilization?

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Agonizer
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axlerowes's comment on 2017-03-10 06:29 AM

that would be a sub worth talking about, but what if we extrapolate from Cheka's idea a bit. As has been pointed before, one of the big differences being a man and a women is that if you are a woman roughly half the population can overpower you and/or kill you with their bare hands. This is not a speculative concern, more than that woman (on a worldwide population level) have been beaten and murdered by their intimate partners consistently throughout recorded human history (with many such events going unrecorded). Did the choir get all that?

Back to the agonizer, so what if your well-meaning social justice warriors decided that the agonizer was the solution to this problem, a way to level the playing field. When a couple forms a commited relationship or an intimate relationship starts (monogamous coupling rarely survives the vision of futurists, Scras is no different) what if instead of rings or keys they exchange agonizer codes. Or perhaps only men get agonizers implants. The agonizer gets implemented with the best of intentions.

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Alcazar
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Cheka Man's comment on 2017-03-12 03:24 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Alcazar
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Aramax's comment on 2017-03-14 10:21 AM
4,5/5 Really like this, very nice nearly compleatly useless fluff, 4.5 is for "art" Go to Comment
Squirt Gun
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Aramax's comment on 2017-03-14 10:17 AM
4/5 Not sure I see this being a very widely used thing as most situations rubber bullets and tear gas grenades or launchers would prob be more effective but you get a "4" for "coolness" factor Go to Comment
Order of Ixium
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Scrasamax's comment on 2017-04-10 09:14 AM
House of the Forsaken is just off the cuff, it is a stand in villainous organization for a CE based idea that doesnt use the Imbrian legacies and Anunnaki as villains. The resr you filled in fine, so I would call it a success. Go to Comment
Order of Ixium
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Cheka Man's comment on 2017-03-07 05:25 PM
Willing soldiers are the best ones. Go to Comment
Order of Ixium
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axlerowes's comment on 2017-04-10 08:12 AM
I read this a couple of days ago on my phone. This are very specific piece of meta-fiction. I think this narrative would make an interesting backstory for a character or NPC. A former member of the Order of Ixium could have a quite the history under that restructured personality and the physical mask. The association with the Order would also provide such a character with air of tragedy, hubris and violence.

The write up is a little inaccessible. Take the first sentence "The Order of Ixium was founded by the House of the Forsaken Lord Demandred" There is very little inform in that sentence, which in itself is okay if we later learned to what all those proper nouns were referring. We never get definitions for the "House of the Forsaken" and Lord Demandred and since that is how you start the definition the order of Ixium, we never truly get a definition of them either. We can make assumptions, Lord Demandred sounds like a skinny imperious fellow in a high necked collar and cape, and House of the Forsaken sounds like a bunch of supervillain wannabes. But I suggest either explicit definitions or a longer piece from which we could extract more information from context. Go to Comment
Mobile Mine
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Scrasamax's comment on 2017-03-04 10:32 PM
Finishes third mai-tai

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Mobile Mine
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Cheka Man's comment on 2017-03-01 11:10 AM
A useful if nasty weapon. If the RL US had a few mine androids it could allow them to be captured by jihadis and then blow them up and jihadis might take less hostages in the future. Go to Comment
Mobile Mine
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axlerowes's comment on 2017-03-04 05:51 PM
"If that's Olham, then I must be"

At some point we are just have to take for granted that any given sci-fi trope is present in the cosmic era.

Some things to do with this that I have seen in the past and thought where fun

The bomb droid has a 'trigger phrase' that when that phrase is heard the droid explodes. See the line from the P.k. Dick story above.

The Main character/s have to try and talk the bomb into not exploding.



I think this would be fun to play s character that is the bomb. The droid was given a eleborate personality and adaptive intelligence but then for some reason the target was removed. Is there a point to life besides blowing up? Go to Comment
Mobile Mine
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axlerowes's comment on 2017-03-05 09:00 AM
I can see that conversation happening,

General to Engineer: "Why did you make Re.alistic D.eterrent D.elivery S.ystem (called ReDDS for short) responsive to alcohol?"

Engineer to General: "I just feel more comfortable working with them after they have had a few drinks." Go to Comment
Mobile Mine
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valadaar's comment on 2017-03-01 02:13 PM

This is good, and a good example of these can be found in the excellent Ghost in the Shell anime series, specifically ARISE. They fit quite well here in Cosmic Era as well.

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Normandy Class
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Scrasamax's comment on 2017-02-25 10:04 AM

Weaponry

The Normandy class dropship doesn't equip capital weaponry. Most of it's internal space is devoted to mecha carrying and support equipment, and drive systems.

The main firepower of the Normandy class comes from six particle cannons. These high energy weapons are designed for anti-mecha operations, but if concentrated on a single target, can damage light warships. These are mounted in three turrets, two fore, and one aft. The ship mounts two linear guns coaxially to the hull, one on each side of the launch bay. These two weapons are used as bunker busters, or engaging enemy ships. They are too large and two slow for engaging mecha or lighter forces, but deal damage as artillery strikes.

The ship has a network of point defense lasers, some of which are large enough to damage mecha. The laser defense system was intended as a purely protective measure, but captains realized the utility of the system, and will use their ship in an aggressive fashion, forcing enemies into the range of the laser system. Lighter mecha can be sliced to ribbons, while large mecha suffer severe damage, and are easier pickings for the friendly mecha.

The majority of Normandy ships have external mounts for guided missile systems, and this varies from ship to ship. The most common choices include Archer and Crossbow 'swarm' missile batteries, single shot capital missiles, and smart torpedoes (which amount to demi-sentient kamikaze drones

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Normandy Class
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Scrasamax's comment on 2017-02-25 10:25 AM

Modified Normandys

Troop Cruiser

Two of the Normandy class dropships in service are dedicated troop transports. Unlike the other ships, these two have been configured to deliver conventional infantry rather than mecha or power armor troopers. The AFS Ranger and AFS Columbia were built to deliver these soldiers into uncontested areas. Originally intended for occupation and putting the literal boots on the ground, both ships have seen much more work in humanitarian operations. AFs Columbia does as much work as a medical support ship, and Ranger has been a mobile HQ for search and rescue operations after earthquakes, major fires, and so forth. The ability of the ships to move large numbers of people have made both invaluable in assisting in rescuing damaged ships and compromised space habitats.

Armored Cargo

Three ships of the Normandy hull pattern have been built, but have all their mecha bays and most of their offensive weaponry removed to make room for cargo capacity. These armored transports are used for logistic purposes, moving hardware and materiel. These three ships are not considered part of the Normandy class. The AFS Montgomery, AFS Fitzgerald, and the AFS Kennedy have been in service for three decades. They have worked in rescue ops, full military ops, and more than once have been dressed up as other ships in the series, for counter intelligence purposes. During the Huo Hsing fiasco, Fitzgerald and Montgomery were liveried up as the Excaliber and Pegasus. This created some confusion among ACPS fleet assets as their tracking systems had to deal with two Excalibers and two Pegasuses. This split up some of the ACPS fleet assets and prevented them from making a play against taking Phobos and Deimos bases from the Federation.


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