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Fainter Stars: Erikkson's World By: axlerowes

Being the first human to step off the wrung of a ship's ladder and onto the living breathing soil of a new planet spoils you for every other form of thrill or experience. I am not kidding. We have support groups in the Galactic Scouting Guild. Those untouched garden goldilocks worlds are few and far between, and once you land on one...well...there will always be a part of you standing in that airlock and sweating in your encounter suit right before the door rolls open.

-Phelan OverGao, Galactic Scout

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Advice for interstellar Travellers By: axlerowes

For some people a single planet can be both too small and too crowded, too complicated and too limited at the same time. Are you the kind of person that wants to live a life free between the stars? This article will help you live that life successfully.

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6 replies
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The Gromgrom Bush By: axlerowes

An evergreen shurbery that can forsee the future. Also a very sought after item for high end landscaping.

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7 replies
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La Nan: The Web of a Million Rice Fields By: axlerowes

Giant Robotic spider that loves farming, Buddhism and selling weapons of mass destruction. The cosmic era.

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31xp
2 replies
1210 views
2 HoHs
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Mikate (mee-kah-TAY) By: axlerowes

Which is the greater magic; that which can sink a castle into the earth or that which can make the world's greatest sandwhich?

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Conventions of Galactic Cartography By: axlerowes

'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 By: axlerowes

'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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19xp
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Fainter Stars: Ang's Crater By: axlerowes

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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19xp
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Fainter Stars: The Sorraba System By: axlerowes

'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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40xp
3 replies
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How do you measure a year? Interstellar Chronologies. By: axlerowes

100 Word Piece of Sci-fi Minutia

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13xp
4 replies
1279 views
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Bull. Bear and Dragon Markets By: axlerowes

The Gold Standard

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6 replies
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Brothers, Gods and a Giant Skeletonize By: axlerowes

A story for Tusserk's writing game.

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22xp
4 replies
1267 views
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Rumpelstiltskin in the Cosmic Era By: axlerowes

Why would anyone want a child?

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27xp
4 replies
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TRANSFORMERS RPG: Part 2 By: axlerowes

Transformers RPG: Rules for Driving and Flying, Rules for Skill checks and skill Descriptions

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10xp
1 reply
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TRANSFORMERS RPG: Part 1 By: axlerowes

A TRANSFORMERS RPG TO TRY AND CAPTURE THE SPARK OF THE G1 CARTOON SERIES

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10xp
20 replies
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Slang and Jargon Beneath the Waves: The Big Under By: axlerowes

'Top, my name is Brock Figglewater, I knew your aunt. I tap a piece of pillow that belonged to your aunt, and I jump belongs to you now. You see, I just bought this Stimech, and I jump it was stolen by a bruce named Horace. Horace was a pream tattle of mine. Three weeks ago, I let Horace take out my pream stimech to go bounce along the billibong looking for bubblely-bobs to bring to the spitter's patch. Horace says he ran into some boom sauce and had to hop out of the stimech in just a tater sack. I cannot jump that Hoarace bounced 5 kims across the pillow in a tater sack. I have tapped spitter dops on the Big Under pillow for years, I ain't no trainer. I ain't rigged to swallow dry sand, and I washed Hoarace. But I need my stimech back, and I ain't got the press to go all over the Big Under boiling Hoarce's peals of truth. I need your help.'

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28xp
7 replies
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Elainuk: Parna's Dark Elf Assassin By: axlerowes

The dark elf femme fatale Elainuk was the firstborn son of Robert and Lulu Bobblecork. She was born a healthy bouncy baby boy in the shire of Pedstand, which was part of the Cordially Aligned Tetrarchy of Halfling States.

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25xp
8 replies
1706 views
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Armor Restrictions Apply....Of Course By: axlerowes

'Let the Wookie Win'

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59xp
16 replies
2370 views
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The Last Mind Flayer By: axlerowes

Even evil gets lonely.

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80xp
13 replies
3595 views
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We are of the Universe but Distinct from Earth. Part 2 By: axlerowes

Who Took Cara Evanston?

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5xp
1 reply
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