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Tohm Bones
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valadaar's comment on 2007-03-18 06:31 AM
Technically, he was a -jack (in the first paragraph of his history) _until_ he was occupied by the spirit that gives him his personality. Go to Comment
Tohm Bones
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Demagogue's comment on 2007-02-11 05:11 PM
Gives an interesting personality to the standard mage academy Go to Comment
Tohm Bones
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the Wanderer's comment on 2007-02-15 06:47 PM
Now here is a bit of color for almost any storyline! He definitely gets the "print & file" recommendation from me! Go to Comment
Tohm Bones
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Jarons20's comment on 2007-02-13 03:14 PM
This is brilliant, especially that he has begun taking classes, what is the writing, and who inhabits him, for good or bad

Love the idea, Val Go to Comment
Tohm Bones
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Jarons20's comment on 2007-03-17 09:19 PM
I don't want to see Thom as a Jax, he seems too intelligent and has a kind of soul i would hazard to guess, I like him as a real identity not a created automaton like the marionettes and constructed golems
but hey it is your creation, just disappointed with the choice, he loses a lot of what interested me in the first place Go to Comment
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Silveressa's comment on 2011-01-18 09:06 AM


Another lost gem worth returning to the forefront, (especially in light of the recent quest poll) While not overly detailed, it serves the purpose of "local color" for a magi institution flawlessly, and makes any rather un-noteworthy academy suddenly very memorable,.

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Tohm Bones
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sverigesson's comment on 2009-09-28 10:37 PM
An exquisite sub. A lifeless construct that develops intelligence, and begins to study the magical arts, despite his shortcomings. His quirks make this more than just a run of the mill bone golem. Go to Comment
Kineticite
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manfred's comment on 2007-02-08 08:45 AM
Mmmm, delicious science of the fictional bent, I like it!

You took the time to explore the properties of the material, and it shows. Now I would really like to know how it works, but I guess I am right there with demanding to know how a particular spell works. :)

Personally, I would slightly downplay its explosive potential - an untraceable explosive is bound to attract attention from the wrong people, as you have noted. Maybe the company keeps it a secret, or even tries to hinder such a use? But of course does the secret get out... for yet another plot hook.

I also liked the summary, which nicely says that this is for a near futuristic/sci-fish setting.


Compact and has everything I need to know - great work!

"Buy Kinetix... the fuel cell of the future." Go to Comment
Kineticite
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MoonHunter's comment on 2007-02-09 09:55 AM
An interesting product usable in a variety of ways. I am sure they will have a sister product that is engineered for only slow release, thus fuel only rather than explosive. (That is until you hack the control systems).

You know, a general hack would be a projector on the system's wavelength to cause the product, in the range of the signal, to "express itself". Thus the material could ge a general public danger.

The control mechanism should be trigger nanites (Control B units sold seperately). This will prevent all the fun hacks and accidental EM emmitions from setting this stuff of. Those unit are controlled from their housing, which is generally hardwired to the macro controls (i.e. human scale controls) to prevent someone from messing with the Control B units.

So the system produces heat. That heat is used directly to weld things OR to heat liquids for appropriate turbine action. So if this is used for anything but industrial/ commerical uses, you would be taking a step back to steam punk with moisture turbines and such.

Third Law of Thermodynamics applies. While Nanites would be an increased efficiency over conventional technologies (reaching a 50% power conversion efficiency), it would take a really long time to charge these things. (I can not find good numbers, but figure strong sunlight generates 20 to 30 British Thermal Unit per hour (thus how sun tea is made) over a square decameter (a 9"x9" patch). Figure a barel of crude old "holds" 5.8 Million BTUs (42 gallons if anyone cares). And you can do the math.

So only those directly exposed to the sunlight or the heat source would charge (unless the system is designed to pass excess power to other "cells" in its mass OR waste heat from those cells is absorbed. Thus a nice power conversion system, but slow to set unless "fuelled up" by another source.

Still a nice post. Go to Comment
Kineticite
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MoonHunter's comment on 2007-02-21 05:58 PM
Did you miss my post? Go to Comment
Kineticite
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MoonHunter's comment on 2007-02-24 08:56 PM
The initial charge was never the issue. There are any number of large scale, industrial power plants, that could use this stuff as part of their cooling and containment process.

You would line an industrial kiln making some uberceramic with this stuff and it would absorb most of the heat off, reducing any cooling costs by a huge amounts. You would just have to swap out "pads" of the stuff when they get nearly to capacity.

Though I have to admit, I love your solution.

One thought: Would the microflywheels create enough gyroscopic effect to make having them around a hazard to navigation or even basic movement? Go to Comment
Kineticite
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Siren no Orakio's comment on 2007-02-11 10:51 AM
Well.. The Fi part of it is good. Go to Comment
Kineticite
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Siren no Orakio's comment on 2007-02-21 10:55 PM
Basically, the problem is this: Because of the basic joys known as Quantum physics and Brownian Motion, there is a fundamental limit to the minimum effective size of a flywheel, never mind the tiny amount of kinetic energy you can stuff into a handful of tungsten atoms. Best case, you dump the heat out at 90% of the rate it comes in at, worst case, you rip it apart even as it charges. There are many ways to execute it, however, but most of them will involve the deformation or linkage of semi-stable molecules. Go to Comment
Kineticite
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Scrasamax's comment on 2007-02-08 12:29 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Kineticite
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Cheka Man's comment on 2007-02-08 01:00 PM
Kineticite
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Chaosmark's comment on 2007-02-07 10:45 PM
Wow. True Sci-fi. Nice job. Go to Comment
Kineticite
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Pariah's comment on 2007-02-09 05:14 PM
Nifty's. Bonus point for the controlled burn section, just like C4. Go to Comment
Kineticite
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axlerowes's comment on 2013-03-19 06:06 AM
Nice item, seems dangerous...., could have placed all these facts into a narrative structure but I understand it may have been a challenge just to get all this information covered and communicated effectively. Go to Comment
Kineticite
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valadaar's comment on 2007-02-21 10:18 AM
What parts of the Sci part bother you? :) Go to Comment
Kineticite
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valadaar's comment on 2007-02-22 06:19 AM
Ok. Guess I'll stick to the 'fiction' part :) Go to Comment
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