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Selan, the Travellers
Society/ Organizations  (Travelers)   (Trans World)
manfred's comment on 2017-02-21 02:39 AM
Hence why they will try to keep things private, but yes.

Unfortunately those who find out what they are will rarely survive for long... Go to Comment
Selan, the Travellers
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manfred's comment on 2017-02-22 03:28 PM
Their members come from a number of species and they will keep adding any suitable survivors to their number.

One can easily imagine various groups trying anything including genetic therapies and self-mutilation to escape the Borg. Just note that the more of them find a specific way to escape, the more efficient it may be for the Borg to find a counter or a cure... Go to Comment
Selan, the Travellers
Society/ Organizations  (Travelers)   (Trans World)
Scrasamax's comment on 2017-02-20 08:31 PM
Why should we welcome the Selan, they are crows before the storm.

I like the concept, and I can see two general reactions to the Selan, one group turning them away, treating them like the heralds of the collective, and the other hunting them down for the information they have, or to use them to fight the Borg Go to Comment
Selan, the Travellers
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Dozus's comment on 2017-02-22 02:53 PM
This is a neat concept for the Trek universe. I wonder if other civilizations in the Delta Quandrant or beyond try to follow the Selan example and become distasteful to the Borg.

It's not clear in the text: are the Selan a species, or a non-species specific group? Since they purposefully make their genetics "uninteresting" to the Borg, I wonder if some might undergo genetic therapies to join with the Selan and survive the expanding Collective. Go to Comment
Selan, the Travellers
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axlerowes's comment on 2017-02-23 10:05 PM
Nice one, I'd be interested to see more system/world specific posts like this one. Go to Comment
Selan, the Travellers
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Aramax's comment on 2017-02-26 05:19 AM
4/5 very nice logical flow of an idea from ST lore. Would have preferred to see a little more specifics of say the origin race, but its a minor quibble. Go to Comment
Billy Feldsham
NPCs  (Minor)   (Domestic/ Craft)
manfred's comment on 2017-02-20 02:50 PM
An oldie that was sitting in the draft zone for too long, someone may find him useful. Go to Comment
Billy Feldsham
NPCs  (Minor)   (Domestic/ Craft)
Scrasamax's comment on 2017-02-20 08:40 PM
I would call him the Nose, and I could see him in something as mundane as a CSI/forensics based crime game, but would really enjoy running him in something like a Dick Tracy type game, or a pulp adventure game.

I really liked the last hook, with sniffing out something that shouldn't be. Vampires, shapeshifters, aliens, etc.

I read some book somewhere, where the main character, which I am pretty sure was a dinosaur, demonstrated exceptional sense of smell, and sorting through the various aspects of scent were no more offensive than our visual inputs as a sight based mammal.

There was also Willard, with Elijah Wood talking to his dog, Willard, and Willard told Elijah that the eyes weren't the windows to the soul, the arse was. One whiff and he could tell anything he needed to know about anyone Go to Comment
Billy Feldsham
NPCs  (Minor)   (Domestic/ Craft)
axlerowes's comment on 2017-03-02 08:50 PM
Good one, I like rambling informal voice you used, it gave the prose some energy and help set a "none too serious" tone for the piece. This guys could be a fun NPC for your PC detectives to lean on occasionally, but this write up could also be the first step for an interesting player character in a modern detective story, super game or light-horror game. Go to Comment
Billy Feldsham
NPCs  (Minor)   (Domestic/ Craft)
valadaar's comment on 2017-02-20 03:10 PM
This is a (s)nifty minor super. He would fit in the Daredevil universe.

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Billy Feldsham
NPCs  (Minor)   (Domestic/ Craft)
Aramax's comment on 2017-02-26 05:22 AM
4/5 Very nice minor character with super cool ability Go to Comment
The Highway
Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)
Strolen's comment on 2013-05-06 03:23 PM
Holy crap, is that Stephen King? What a wickedly insane idea!

I am a rare person to vote so high but when a sub grips me, it grips me. I want to read the book NOW. Go to Comment
The Highway
Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)
Nobody's comment on 2013-05-09 10:04 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
The Highway
Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)
valadaar's comment on 2013-05-07 09:41 PM
I really like this. I have an image of some jerkoff driver talking to his passanger, "No, really, this freaking highway has it in for me I swear."

Then a semi plows into them....
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The Highway
Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)
Forganthus's comment on 2013-05-07 03:38 AM
I agree, this is great stuff. Good idea, I haven't seen it before, I don't think I would have thought of it, it's usable, and well-presented. 5/5 Go to Comment
The Highway
Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)
caesar193's comment on 2013-05-07 09:16 AM
I like how the Highway is on the path to becoming an AI. I enjoyed the plot hooks.

I think this is the end result of a very human process. It completely makes sense through the lense of human nature. Good job, manfred! Go to Comment
The Highway
Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)
Gossamer's comment on 2013-05-07 03:13 PM
Hah! I like this highway, sure wouldn't mind driving on it. As a game element though, by its very nature, it is a bit constricted. I don't do Sci-Fi, but I suppose in a game of Shadowrun or something, the highway could work as a mission site though, or at the very least some interesting flavour text. Go to Comment
The Visit
Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)
Scrasamax's comment on 2011-02-15 07:29 PM
I feel the urge to make some npcs now Go to Comment
The Visit
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Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2011-02-22 08:24 AM


Val is right, would be an excellent way to kick of 101 alien races. The story itself was nicely done, interesting and thought provoking. After reading it I wanted to create a few alien races, well done Manfred, loved many details like the chirping:D


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The Visit
Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)
Murometz's comment on 2011-02-15 01:18 PM


Great read, manfred! Very entertaining "average joe" POV. Good voice on this one. And it does get the creative juices flowing as Sil mentioned.



Liked the message too. Too damn big (universe), too damn many (of them). Well done.

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BBQ World?

       By: Redgre

"The world has an immovable dark red sun in the centre of the sky that produces very little light. The heat is totally unbearable and the aroma of delicious cooking meat is in the air. To look around it appears as though you are surrounded by giant black mountains with no vegetation anywhere. The ground is soft and an oily liquid flows into your footprints. Travelling reveals nothing else."

Any character without some resistance to fire or heat is slowly being cooked. The ground if you haven't guessed it is the cooked meat.

I've wanted this world to be part of a dimensional hopping "chase". I thought maybe to populate this world with giant carnivorous beetles or perhaps this could be a "Nirvana" for deceased or living (but dimension travelling) fire dragons.

Perhaps I've just been grilling a little too much meat or perhaps there are some great ideas out there on how to spruce up the place. Any suggestions?

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