Systems
Technical/ Mechanical
General

Stub


3xp


Hits: 1126
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Rating: 0
Condition: Stub
ID: 3971

Submitted:

Updated:
March 18, 2014, 2:57 pm

Author Status

Options


Sci Fi Rating System

By:

Given the difference between fantasy and sci fie subs, I am proposing a voluntary Rating system

Rating Description/Criteria
10 Proven, existing technology, perhaps with creative application.
9 Technology is currently in functioning Prototype stage. Examples: Boston Dynamics military robots
8 Technology is currently in functioning Prototype stage, but application in submission exaggerates its capabilities.
7 Technology does not exist, though its existence does not seem to violate any known laws of physics, including availability of materials. Eg. Fusion Power plants
6 Technology does not exist, it does not appear to violate laws of physics, though scale and availability of raw materials may be stretched. Eg. Beanstalks, Antimatter power plants
5 Adheres to Einsteinian Physics - i.e. Limited to speed of light
4
3 Adheres to Newtonian Physics - Conservation of Energy
2 Adheres to Aristotelian Physics - follows _some_ system.
Eg: Star Trek
1 Attempts to follow most Sci Fie tropes, but magic or psionics plays a major part - eg. Star Wars, Babylon 5
0 Pure magic. Does not follow any semblance of physical possibility.


Additional Ideas (0)

Please register to add an idea. It only takes a moment.

Join Now!!



Gain the ability to:
Vote and add your ideas to submissions.
Upvote and give XP to useful comments.
Work on submissions in private or flag them for assistance.
Earn XP and gain levels that give you more site abilities.
Join a Guild in the forums or complete a Quest and level-up your experience.
Comments ( 6 )
Commenters gain extra XP from Author votes.

valadaar
January 23, 2014, 15:14
0xp
Might just get rid of this one :)
Scrasamax
January 23, 2014, 15:29
0xp
Or fill in the missing numbers and add examples, citing both popular entrants in the genre like Star Trek, Star Wars, Stargate, etc
valadaar
January 23, 2014, 16:22
0xp
I would expect some rather spirited discussion. Much of star trek/star wars i would put in the 1 or lower category :)
Scrasamax
January 23, 2014, 16:54
0xp
True but the scale distinctly favors 20 minutes into the future sci-fi, which distinctly limits what can be high rated versus low rated.

valadaar
January 23, 2014, 18:21
0xp
Ok, ill adjust the scale and put in examples.
Murometz
January 23, 2014, 15:43
0xp
Interesting!


Random Idea Seed View All Idea Seeds

       By: ephemeralstability

A little way up the narrow valley, before they reach the woods, the PCs notice the squat, tumbledown buildings by the riverside. They are hardly big enough for a human to stand in, and the complex cogs and shafts that occupy the central cavity of one of the buildings are perplexing. What were these buildings? And how safe are they to explore?

Alternatively a desolate place is the perfect setting for a derelict chapel or croft. There needn't be any actual physical encounter involved, but it adds atmosphere to a place to see its dead history. For instance, in the Outer Hebrides there are whole deserted villages which were razed to the ground by the English during the Clearances. Such stories give a setting authenticity and character.

Encounter  ( Any ) | September 23, 2003 | View | UpVote 2xp


Creative Commons License
Individual submissions, unless otherwise noted by the author, are licensed under the
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
and requires a link back to the original.

We would love it if you left a comment when you use an idea!
PayPal
Powered by Lockmor 4.1 with Codeigniter | Copyright © 2013 Strolen's Citadel
A Role Player's Creative Workshop.
Read. Post. Play.
Optimized for anything except IE.
0.0278