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Freeform Roleplaying / The Great Bug War
« Last post by Scrasamax on Yesterday at 07:11:30 PM »
We don't talk much about the Great Bug War, but it was the most apocalyptic event in human history.

When we met the bugs, there was the greatest misunderstanding in galactic history, and it could not have been worse. What actually happened doesn't matter anymore, just the outcome.

For close to one hundred and seventy years the full might of humanity was bent to the task of exterminating the Bugs. To the bugs, this was unfathomable. If they lost a contested area, they would withdraw, and establish a new border. This was how they dealt with other aliens, the ones they didn't overrun and devour. The strong they built against and expanded elsewhere. They did not understand the primal fury and hatred that burns in the heart and mind of post primate humanity.

We came at them in great numbers. When they fell back we launched new crusades against the worlds and stars they held.

We fought them for worthless rocks, for green and blue jewels, for stars with nothing around them belts of rubble and dust.

Once the bugs accepted that Humanity would not leave them alone, would not back down, they defended themselves. They launched their own counter-crusades, attempting to bury us under the weight of their numbers.

On Ursa Luna, it is said that the bug host was so great that it blotted out the sun and cast the human contingent in darkness. We responded with fusion and plasma weapons so brilliant and powerful that we turned their dread night into fiery noon.

In the war, there was no man left behind. There were no wounded veterans coming home, the only heroes were those who died in battle. Each soldier sought to take as many bugs with them. Damaged starships would engage their jumpdrives at close range, plowing into Bug bases, even Bug worlds at the speed of light. Mecha and fighters that were rendered unable to fight would detonate their power cores, burning holes in the Bug host. Billions died, trillions of bugs died.

The crescendo came as we found their homeworlds. They fell back in their teeming masses, and prepared to fight us, but it was a ruse. We dropped weapons into their home stars, and caused the stars to brew up and explode in demi-novas. Worlds were burned to the mantles, starships trapped in the starsystems were carbonized by the stellar fury.

We came upon them at their strongest, and we bled them. They cut us back, but it didnt matter. We broke them. We burned their worlds. We slaughtered their children, boiled their spawning pools, and left nothing but ashes and corpses behind.
OOC, Starters and Questions / Re: The Silk Road OOC Chat
« Last post by EchoMirage on August 14, 2018, 05:12:20 AM »
One question: can Blue or Jerome do any custom programming on the mom-bots? Is there any whiz kid in the Interzone who can do so?
Greetings Traveler / Re: Hello I am here to claim your souls
« Last post by Ebon Hearted Soul on August 13, 2018, 08:32:57 PM »
So he says, so he says bwahahaha cough cough hack it hurts I can't breath cough ... gasp Bwahahahaha <gazes about mischievously>
Greetings Traveler / Re: Hello I am here to claim your souls
« Last post by Aramax on August 13, 2018, 03:54:21 PM »
I have no idea what he is talking about......
Greetings Traveler / Hello I am here to claim your souls
« Last post by Ebon Hearted Soul on August 13, 2018, 03:38:43 PM »
 Greetings , Aramax suggested I join here so blame that cad for me bringing my blight upon you all!

Anyway ... time to be serious fora moment . I am a Hooli-Geek from Hillsboro, OR USA. I grew up playing AD&D & then reffed Cyberspace for awhile till I took a nearly seven year hiatus from gaming. I jumped back in with 3.5 D&D and then moved to a Rolemaster 2 campaign. I played in a few more modern supernatural based games (Angel/Buffy & WoD Changeling:tL) during that period as well. I got back into reffing with 5e D&D and Rolemaster united play-test based campaign, which in part led to my old group imploding & me embracing rules-lite Old School roleplaying via OD&D and the OSRs.

I love creating settings - usually non-traditional in nature & inspired in part by Talislanta. I do harbor a strong interest in running a Glorantha based campaign using RuneQuest but I still plan to run OD&D based campaigns in various genres or genre mash-ups if given the opportunity. 

i love Metal, Punk/Hardcore, Hip Hop & 80s Goth/Deathrock music and I am a fan of manga/anime, American independent & European comics.
The Eternal Ring / Re: The Spheres
« Last post by Strolen on August 13, 2018, 09:37:25 AM »
You should work on this again. Talk about a creative undertaking. Sounds like it could be a video game.
Citadel Tavern / Re: Book tips - Have any? (Also applies to other media)
« Last post by Strolen on August 13, 2018, 09:31:44 AM »
Those are great lists Moon. I have every one of your writing books but haven't delved into the RP list as much. But that is an absolutely fantastic list!!!!
Citadel Tavern / Re: Book tips - Have any? (Also applies to other media)
« Last post by Strolen on August 13, 2018, 09:27:10 AM »
Awesome Muth.

As a matter of fact, I am rereading them during my bouts with insomnia this past month myself. It has been many, many years since I last read them and I was ready for a reread just to experience the ending again. Plus the magic system and world building with it is probably the most complex and rewarding I have ever read. I am 1/3 into book 3 at the moment and am biting at the bit to get to the end but will be sad when I do.
Citadel Tavern / Re: Book tips - Have any? (Also applies to other media)
« Last post by Muth on August 13, 2018, 07:56:59 AM »
Just finished with the Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson. Couldn't recommend the books enough. I just love the characters and the premise.
Moderated Freeform / Re: The Silk Road Act 1: Old Cairo
« Last post by Scrasamax on August 11, 2018, 06:25:28 AM »
Jerome's caller was Arjan sending a message via proxy. She was brief, she had herded the preggobombs and their children droids out of her tank and stowed them away in a Federation drop pod near the Carlsbad cantina. The job was too hot, and she was done. Mataos was with them, still a bit on the disoriented side. She wished them luck.


Blue had a much more interesting and exciting time. The marketplace was thriving, and it wasn't just basic merc business of guns, ammo, and contracts. This was more than just an armed camp, there were families and children. Half of the market was sundry goods, the other half was food. It came in a dazzling variety of colors, and much of it was discarded Federation stock, gene edited fruits and vegetables, meat that came from actual animals and wasn't grown in a tank, a vat, or some mad scientist's lab. Behind the screens and curtains there were other delights to be had, drugs, electronic pleasures, and the more primal indulgences of the flesh.

Sitting in a Cafe, surrounded by the buzz of people in a relatively good mood, with a cup of kava that was more strong than good, Blue was offered some hashish, by one of the cafe waitresses. She smiled, and shrugged, 'You are pretty, and not one of those goose stepping Amerikkanos, a gift,' she said sincerely.
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