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RP / Re: Guardians of the Citadel
« Last post by EchoMirage on Yesterday at 02:27:58 PM »
"I'm going up to the castle to Lady Karkayla; whoever feels like joining can do so. There's loose ends to tie."
The priestess headed up the winding road towards the fort.
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Greetings Traveler / Re: Very,Very, Very late Hello!
« Last post by Aramax on Yesterday at 12:13:45 PM »
In some ways I'm a little sorry the fantasy setting is on hiatus(permanent?) but when you've been running the SAME thing for 31 years, Its time for a change!
My player's were not done with it, which is the amazing thing!
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Greetings Traveler / Re: Very,Very, Very late Hello!
« Last post by MysticMoon on Yesterday at 11:10:26 AM »
Greetings, Aramax. Glad you decided to stick around :)

That's an impressively long-running game. I could never keep that level of focus on one thing for that long.

There's probably a wider variety of political views around here than you expect, but the great thing about the Citadel is that we're not here to talk real world politics (I think we all get plenty of that elsewhere), just fantasy gaming ones ;)

In any case, Hello and happy writing/gaming!
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Cavern of Inane Natter / Re: Free Word Association
« Last post by MysticMoon on Yesterday at 10:48:09 AM »
Go West
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Cosmic Pluralism / Re: Chalk and Fire: The Prequel
« Last post by Pariah on Yesterday at 10:33:46 AM »
Note to self: if hydrogen isn't escaping from exosphere that means greater than 9.8 m/s accel, not good for bones, bad for city.
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Cosmic Pluralism / Re: Chalk and Fire: The Prequel
« Last post by Pariah on Yesterday at 10:27:22 AM »
Named Bodies, continuing

Going by size until we reach Pluto

Sun - research stations in close orbit, probably something secretive happening in one or two of them
Jupiter - a research station in atmo, a couple of stations in orbit dropping hoses down into atmo to pump up H and He to extract hydrogen-2, hydrogen-3, and (to a far lesser extent due to gravitational settling) helium-3
Saturn - same
Uranus - Same, except the He hasn't settled down to the core, making it slightly more profitable than siphoning the bigger two.  Possibly have cloud city hanging out above the methane clouds (at pressure of 1 bar, temp somewhere around 60-70K?) being hella cold but still fricken cloud city
Neptune - same as uranus but with wind speeds roughly equivalent to tornadoes I don't really thing cloud city is happening
Earth - arcos and chernobylesque wilderness, trojan point: anarcho-commune, greek point: corporate tax haven/rich person disneyland/randian utopia
Venus - 1st draft done
Mars - 1st draft done

And now we reach the hard part, so much of the bodies in the solar system can best be described as "barren rock" that it gets hard to figure out how to make them memorable...  The moons aren't so bad, it's just the Jovian's are all in the middle of a radiation belt that makes standing in a nuclear reactor sound like a good idea, any mixing of atmo's on titan will cause spontaneous combustion of the colony,

Ganymede (Jupiter) - Due to actually having a magnetosphere, the surface of ganymede only gets 8 rem a day, which isn't enough to kill you instantly.  Sure, you'll die before you're twenty if you're exposed to those levels for extended periods of time, but that's what we make radiation shielding for.  Though, truthfully, it doesn't really have a whole lot to recommend it.
Titan (Saturn) - I'm really not sure if I want to put colonies on Titan or not.  Maybe protect it under the whatever act that protected the rings on the off chance that there might be life on the planet, if so there's still research stations there to try and find said life, possibly be another gripe with the central government.
Mercury - 1st draft done
Callisto (Jupiter) - actually has colony, mainly because it was the most habitable place to build things before europa's atmosphere thickened up.  Major colony on the anti-jovian side. stuff...
Io (Jupiter) - MUSTAFAR!!!!!!!
Luna - Because it's so close, the Moon has a lot more colonies on it than it's general lack of anything to actually recommend it for colonization would suggest.  It's also big in the whole science and low gee production facilities rackets.
Europa (Jupiter) - More terraforming.  In europa's case we're pumping in atmo to get it up in the range of 6-9 bars of pressure, primarily ammonia or methane for the added heating.  Once it has an atmo that would make venus proud it should heat up to the point that it has liquid water, and the soupy air also will shield it from the daily lethal dosage of Jupiter's radiation belt.  Then you just make floating colonies on the now oceany surface and use heliox to prevent nitrogen narcosis.  Going to need to see if oxygen toxicity is a danger at these levels, if so cut O2 from 21% to what ever needed to prevent.
Triton (Neptune) - Only slightly easier to terraform than pluto or eris, Triton is basically relegated to being a frozen husk until the sun expands, at which point it will probably continue being a frozen husk.  Traditional outer rim colonies of hardy folk and silly scientists.
Eris (Trans-Nuptunian Object, Scattered Disk Object, Binary with Dysnomia) - Traditional outer rim colonies of hardy folk and silly scientists.
Pluto (Trans-Neptunian Object, Kuiper Belt Object, Binary with Charon) - Traditional outer rim colonies of hardy folk and silly scientists.
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Greetings Traveler / Very,Very, Very late Hello!
« Last post by Aramax on Yesterday at 09:00:52 AM »
You know,I don't think I ever introduced myself.
age 54
just celebrated 28th wedding anniversary
4 adult children (one severe autistic, one just out of the closet, one gem of a youngest daughter, one pain in the ass clone, ALL great kids)
full time "house wife"
Ill be your token Born Again, Mainstream Republican(don't let that scare ya!)
running ongoing 33 real year game group, ran first 31 of it in the same D&D ish setting) just recently switched to supers (V&V homebrew)
Have a TON of mini's , also into Heroclix
King of Railroading
cool combat and Cities are my specialties, also love creating low level D&D spells(which will ,of course,  be kept to myself)
been spending a lot of time here, so I thought I should officially say hello!
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Greetings Traveler / Re: Hi there!
« Last post by Aramax on Yesterday at 08:45:43 AM »
Cartographer eh? My maps look like they were drawn by Elmo, Welcome
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Greetings Traveler / Re: Goodevening
« Last post by Aramax on Yesterday at 08:42:18 AM »
I too am a world builder, and would love to hear about yours! Welcome! (Cities are my specialty)
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Greetings Traveler / Re: Hey All!
« Last post by Aramax on Yesterday at 08:39:43 AM »
Welcome, I've got 33 real years of running an ongoing tabletop game, I would be happy to give GMing advice (not on subs gere,right guys ;)
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