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Conventions of Galactic Cartography    Systems  (Geological/ Geographical)   (General)

"Maps are a human thing. They like to make simplified models in which things are labelled, placed on grids and details are glossed over. I assume it is because their minds are spatial and not mathematical. Things to the human mind are defined by there relation to other things. That is why they need two points to draw straight line, whatever that is. Sincerely, though I don't understand the utility of it, but I don't fight it. The Captain says go to grid space 10-K, and I can discern what he means."

-Lagrimal-0201020101, Chief Navigational Program for the FTO freighter Mtuzanizibar.

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Fainter Stars: Blackwatch    Locations  (Regional)   (Space)

"I've been tethered to the side of a spaceship, nothing but a thin layer of carbon fabric between my nuts and the vacc, and I've looked up from the panel or whatever is broken and seen all those stars. It use to make me feel small, but not anymore. Cause after a few runs between those stars, it changes. It will change for you. You will realize that the closer you get to those stars the smaller everything gets. You know what I saying? Ain't that many goldilocks worlds, but there are tons of little rocks circling fainter stars. And almost every little rock has a little petty king scraping out a living and fighting with another little king."

- Buck Leftyork, FTO Mission Engineer

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November 18, 2016
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Fainter Stars: Ang's Crater    Locations  (Regional)   (Space)

Interstellar warfare is logarithmic. The plan for the attack begins by considering questions of hundreds of billions of kilometers. How will we get people and equipment from all over the galaxy to orbit the star of the planet we intend to take? Those logistical threads can get tied into knots that are literally light years long. Then once we have our force in star system it becomes a question of millions of kilometers. How do we get to this planet safely and quietly? Then we have to make the landing, thousands of kilometers. Next there is a question of defending the LZ: hundred of kilometers. Once the air support is dealt with and the artillery is neutralized, we’ve got to reach the objective. Then finally there is the soldiers’ combat. That is when the scale collapses quickly. A fight we started light years away can end because we had to cross two meters of open field or because a piece of shrapnel was a millimeter too close.

-Awl-70000891, Captain, Dynastic Army

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October 29, 2016
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Fainter Stars: The Sorraba System    Locations  (Regional)   (Space)

"I keep my sanity tied to my hip with very thin thread. Somedays when I am pushing through the throngs of people all staring at tiny screens in their heads or in their hands I start feel that thread slipping. On those days I know that my only salvation is docked at the spaceport. My savior is not some luxury liner or high speed transport filled with perfectly balanced environments and a history of 'punctuality'. This man's spaceport messiah is more often than not a century old craft whose airlock is caked with the mud of a hundred worlds, with a computer programed in a dead language and a captain that makes his living looking for the slimmest trade margins in the most distant stars. When I sign on to the crew of such a craft I feel my thread of sanity tighten. I know that when we break through that blue ceiling we will be passing the soul crushing civilized worlds and heading for the fainter stars."

-J. Mitchell Overnantuck, Unlicensed Jump Drive Navigator

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How do you measure a year? Interstellar Chronologies.    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Specific)

100 Word Piece of Sci-fi Minutia

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Matter Converter Reactors (MCRs): 100 word piece of Sci-Fi Minutia    Items  (SpaceShips)   (Non-Magical)

When a future imagines something as fantastic as faster than light travel it has also to imagine a fantastic power source.

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The Particle Accelerator Cannon: A 100 Word Piece of Sci-Fi Minutia    Items  (SpaceShips)   (Combat)

A brief explanation of a "classic" Science Fiction weapon.

axlerowes
January 5, 2015
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The 30 Most Well Known Starfighters in the Outer Arms    Items  (SpaceShips)   (Combat)

A survey of past and present space farers gives us a list of the 30 most common and or memorable small star ships encountered across the frontiers of human occupied space.

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January 5, 2015
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Magnetic Field Tracker Sensor Arrays: A 100 Word Piece of Sci-FI Minutia    Items  (SpaceShips)   (Non-Magical)

The term Sensors refers to a broad range of devices on a space ship that are used to observe the environment outside the spacecraft. Some sensor systems are passive, absorbing and processing information. Other systems are active: provoking objects in space to gain information.

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January 5, 2015
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Neutrino Sinks: A 100 Word Piece of Sci-Fi Minutia    Items  (SpaceShips)   (Combat)
The term Sensors refers to a broad range of devices on a space ship that are used to observe the environment outside the spacecraft. Under the broad umbrella of this concept are scores of devices ranging from a simple alignment of magnets to devices that pull at the fabric of space itself.
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January 5, 2015
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Telephoto Sensor Arrays and Whisker Drones: A 100 Word Piece of Sci-Fi Minutia    Items  (SpaceShips)   (Non-Magical)

The term Sensors refers to a broad range of devices on a space ship that are used to observe the environment outside the spacecraft. But sometimes what you really need to do is stick your head out the window and have a look. In deep space it is better if you ask your drone to do it for you.

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Passive Matter Sampler Arrays: A 100 piece of Sci-fi Minutia    Items  (SpaceShips)   (Non-Magical)

The term Sensors refers to a broad range of devices on a space ship that are used to observe the environment outside the spacecraft. Under the broad umbrella of this concept are scores of devices ranging from a simple alignment of magnets to devices that pull at the fabric of space itself

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Passive Tachyon Sensors: A 100 Piece of Sci-Fi Minutia    Items  (SpaceShips)   (Combat)

The term Sensors refers to a broad range of devices on a space ship that are used to observe the environment outside the spacecraft. Under the broad umbrella of this concept are scores of devices ranging from a simple alignment of magnets to devices that pull at the fabric of space itself.

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Passive Electromagnetic Sensor Arrays: A 100 word Piece of Sci-Fi Minutia    Items  (SpaceShips)   (Non-Magical)

The term Sensors refers to a broad range of devices on a space ship that are used to observe the environment outside the spacecraft. Under the broad umbrella of this concept are scores of devices ranging from a simple alignment of magnets to devices that pull at the fabric of space itself.

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January 5, 2015
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The Dark Matter Monitor: A 100 Piece of Sci-Fi Minutia    Items  (SpaceShips)   (Combat)

The term Sensors refers to a broad range of devices on a space ship that are used to observe the environment outside the spacecraft. Under the broad umbrella of this concept are scores of devices ranging from a simple alignment of magnets to devices that pull at the fabric of space itself.

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January 5, 2015
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The Gravity Well Barometer: A 100 piece of Sci-Fi Minutia    Items  (SpaceShips)   (Combat)

The term Sensors refers to a broad range of devices on a space ship that are used to observe the environment outside the spacecraft. Under the broad umbrella of this concept are scores of devices ranging from a simple alignment of magnets to devices that pull at the fabric of space itself.

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March 3, 2014
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My Last Crop of Humans    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Domestic/ Craft)

The confessions of an unlucky A.I.

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October 29, 2012
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Farewell My Lovely: An Old Man Says Goodbye to the Vehicle that Defined a People    Items  (Transports)   (Combat)

A mail order tank, interstellar war, the engines of galactic commerce and nostalgia. 

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February 9, 2012
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Green Sleeves    Items  (SpaceShips)   (Non-Magical)

 

“Space farming ain’t like jumping through hyperspace boy! You got have patience, lots of water and thousands of kilometers of tubing.”

 

A 100-word piece of Sci-fi minutia 

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February 1, 2012
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Bucky Batteries    Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)

Bucky Batteries: when you need batteries to last a long long long time

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Stormbound, the ship rolls hard over to once side. All that is not strapped down is tossed violently overboard in a splash of freezing water.

There, on the horizon- a tower. Squat, it stands alone on a tiny island. However, it's the only land in sight, and any more of this ferocious storm will crush the boat to splinters.

Taking shelter within the ornate entryway of the squat tor, the party notes with interest that no signs of life break the silence of the stone tower. As they take another step forward, they realise why.

Traps.

This is the fabled tower of Brenji, a rich merchant who wished none to share his enormous wealth. He constructed this tower to store his gold- trapped and ready for any potential thieves. But the ingenious pitfalls and scything walls are not the only dangers within the silent walls of the building. A guardian, left behind by Brenji, still stalks these very halls.

A rattling hiss echoes somewhere from below...

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