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Homo Sapiens Xenus
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Scrasamax's comment on 2016-01-19 03:24 PM
Bred to live with the machine, homo xenus cannot survive without the machine
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Homo Sapiens Xenus
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Murometz's comment on 2016-01-16 12:22 AM

Holy shit! My brain exploded. The Replacements are here. And we suck. There is so much amazing info in this and I'm not even a sci-fi guy. Creepy, crazy, and wow. Asexual, Technophilia, Terms...exceptional submission.

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Homo Sapiens Xenus
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valadaar's comment on 2016-01-19 02:28 PM
A very good vision on the 'perfect' semi-organic lifeform.

Probably the biggest potential downfall of this race is its inability to continue if the central infrastructure is somehow taken out of the picture. Unable to reproduce without it, tied psychologically to it, the centralized nature might be an impediment to it taking over. If the sun went crazy and EMP'd the hell out of the solar system, humanity might eventually recover. These guys would not.



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Homo Sapiens Xenus
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Aramax's comment on 2016-02-06 12:34 PM
4/5 a little too "perfect" for me and I really question their utility over clones and androids . Go to Comment
Rusalka
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Scrasamax's comment on 2016-01-01 10:07 PM

Morzh

An much more extreme modification, the Morzh mod demonstrates the extent to which the Neo-Soviets have mastered genertic engineering. The morzh phenoclade from the waist up is predominantly human, even if the features are blunt and crude looking. From the waist down, the morzh has more in common with marine mammals than with humans. The legs are fused together into a tail, and the feet are spread out into a tail fin, giving them strength and control moving around underwater. Unlike the rusalka, the morzh mod is designed for deep sea operations, and spending extended amounts of time underwater. Where the Rusalka cannot go much further than 200 meters, a morzh can free dive as deep as 1000 meters, and can do so in freezing temperature water.

There are several hundred Eurasian morzh, but they are all located in arctic seacologies or deep sea operations. In these locations they operate and inspect underwater listening and snooping equipment, spy on ACPS and Coalition underwater facilities, and salvage/loot underwater wrecks.

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Rusalka
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Murometz's comment on 2016-01-04 11:04 PM
Now that is a great name for...that. Go to Comment
Rusalka
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Murometz's comment on 2016-01-04 11:06 PM
suggest 'Morskiye Lyudi" and 'Rusalki' (plural). Will comment on the meat soon. Go to Comment
Podvadom
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Scrasamax's comment on 2016-01-04 02:56 PM
Please do, because Google isn't the best for translation services, and I would be quite happy to give you co-author credit if you tidy up my mangled Russian names Go to Comment
Podvadom
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Scrasamax's comment on 2016-01-04 04:56 PM
In the greater scheme of things, the Atlantic Federation is winning, because they have achieved a high level of space dominance. No one has as many spaceships as they do, and no one else has ships as big either. It's sort of like the US and carriers. The ACPS has largely won the war for Mars, having established a large ground force and regional dominance. Their power is divided between China and Mars, which somewhat limits what they can do. The Eurasian Alliance, aka the Neo-Soviet Union has fallen behind in both the space race, and the war for Mars, leaving them somewhat stranded on Earth. Of course no one has major dominance on Earth. The Atlantic Federation is contested on all three continents it claims land on. The ACPS is surrounded by hostiles, most notably the Pacific Rim coalition (which despite high tech, has been a regional loser) the Free Indian State, Nippon, etc.

Be strong where your enemy is weak. The Neo-Soviets are almost completely uncontested in the world oceans. The only places where they aren't in charge is the Caribbean, where aerial warships, shallow waters, and the Federation's Caribbean League/Atlantis state prevent dominance.

What could be fun and a game changer? Space Submarines. Submersible spaceships. Go to Comment
Podvadom
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Scrasamax's comment on 2016-01-06 03:52 PM
Update: Morepolozhinye has since been replaced with podvadom, as per recommendation of Murometz and co Go to Comment
Podvadom
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Murometz's comment on 2016-01-04 02:43 PM
Not to answer for Scras, but if I recall he uses google-Russian for his translations. So I'm guessing this is how "sea-place" comes out :)

Scras, for a small, tidy fee of zero dollars, I can help with the Russian names for things if you like. Go to Comment
Podvadom
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Murometz's comment on 2016-01-04 03:40 PM

Sure! No co-author credit needed. Let me play around with a few names, because direct translations can be tricky...

Some ideas...Vodamests, Moryedoms, Podvodniydoms (or Podvods for short).

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Podvadom
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Murometz's comment on 2016-01-04 04:17 PM
Also, now having read this, I like how you have the neo-soviets choosing to "dominate" the oceans and sea-floor. Particularly fun to consider is what exactly (new tech, new lifeforms, new science, new clues on life's origins, etc...) they discover and or create miles below the surface. Go to Comment
Podvadom
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Murometz's comment on 2016-01-04 08:12 PM

I got it!!

Podvadom(s). Sounds like podvodoy which means underwater and has it as a prefix. Plus it has dom, house. But it's shortened and also sounds like a word meaning something akin to a deep dark cellar, so becomes slightly more modern and dark humor Russian-y. The Federation just calls them "podvods" and uses numbers for naming the few(?) they know of...

I could see them actually being called Podvadoms if they existed. Back me up on this, Alaknog! ;)

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Podvadom
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Murometz's comment on 2016-01-05 07:37 PM
Scras, was just reading about these things in a Nat Geo mag today, in an article called "remnants of a failed utopia" :) Apparently the soviets made these prototypes to use against US navy subs, but never mass produced them.

But of course they reminded me of this sub, so...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartini_Beriev_VVA-14 Go to Comment
Podvadom
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Alaknog's comment on 2016-01-04 01:59 PM
Interesting idea. I like Neo-Soviet's engineers skills.

But I have one question.
It's you world, you rules and you Neo-Soviet's.
But. Why MorePOLOZHINYE? I can't remember meaning of "polozhinye" suitable for this. Or I don' understand something important. Go to Comment
Podvadom
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Alaknog's comment on 2016-01-05 01:24 AM
Podvadom - great variant!
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The Cursed Cup of Immortality
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Scrasamax's comment on 2015-12-30 02:22 PM
Update: Not going to finish this one, but the basic premise was that the cup was actually a cursed relic that was found and used by villains and such as a trap. Those who drink from the cup are granted immortality, but only so long as they regularly use the cup, and while they cling to life, they lose their will to live, are overcome by ennui, melancholy, or otherwise eventually chose to end their own lives, but generally not before causing a good deal of carnage along the way. Go to Comment
The Cursed Cup of Immortality
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2016-03-27 09:57 PM
I think this as a whole is fine. I echo Moonlake only in that it has been done, but the thing I found most enjoyable is the fact it is written as you would find it in a source book of information. It gives perfect detail on what the players would find or know about said item on how well they either researched it or however the system or game your playing determines information checks.

I like it. And the fact it is simply a trap used by villains is a point winner for me. Go to Comment
The Cursed Cup of Immortality
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valadaar's comment on 2016-01-11 11:09 AM
Quite cool - would fit in quite well with the Conan universe...
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