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Medusa in the Cosmic Era By: Scrasamax

Such a powerful and iconic figure from mythology cannot be reduced to a single entry for the Cosmic Era

by Scrasamax
45xp
2 replies
1583 views
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The HAL Gambit By: Scrasamax

Man/Moment/Machine

by Scrasamax
50xp
1 reply
2025 views
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Codex of Cosmic Era Ideas and Seeds By: Scrasamax

I have drawn a lot of inspiration from idle click and space exploration games, and some of these throw away phrases can very easily become revolutionary and cultural transformative things.

by Scrasamax
45xp
1 reply
1915 views
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Cosmetic Tropes of the Cosmic Era By: Scrasamax

Life imitates art, and art imitates life

by Scrasamax
75xp
3 replies
2836 views
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Life in this So Called Cosmic Era By: Scrasamax

From the cradle to the grave, the small things that define every human life.

by Scrasamax
120xp
5 replies
2313 views
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The Great Filter By: Scrasamax

Part of the Fermi Paradox, the Great Filter is one of the explanations as to why intelligent alien life hasn't been discovered.

by Scrasamax
105xp
5 replies
3136 views
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Heraldry of the Underworld By: Scrasamax

In settings where there are long established underworld thief, criminal and otherwise ne'er do wells there is going to be a system of heraldry associated with those who live in and rule from the shadows.

by Scrasamax
150xp
6 replies
2512 views
1 HoH
Cheka Man
7 More Reasons Why Not Everyone is a Magic User By: Cheka Man

Why is magic used by so few when it is so much use?

by Cheka Man
125xp
15 replies
3725 views
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7 Things About GI Joe By: Scrasamax

Knowing is Half the Battle, red and blue lasers are the other half.

by Scrasamax
95xp
5 replies
2570 views
1 HoH
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Moebianism By: Scrasamax

The plague of the Petroleum Era, the true bane of organized government

by Scrasamax
85xp
3 replies
4610 views
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The Second Renaissance By: Scrasamax

The first Renaissance was kickstarted by the Crusades and trade, the second Renaissance was fueled by a looming global crisis and international cooperation

by Scrasamax
40xp
3 replies
4048 views
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Disposable You By: Scrasamax

A foundation 'Secret' of the Cosmic Era

by Scrasamax
125xp
7 replies
3675 views
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Civilian Grade Firearms By: Scrasamax

The commericaly available firearms of the Cosmic Era

by Scrasamax
65xp
2 replies
4501 views
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The Population Contraction By: Scrasamax

One of the events regularly overlooked in the history of the Cosmic Era is the Population Contraction that was concurrent with the Second Dark Age.

by Scrasamax
125xp
4 replies
6988 views
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A Less Friendly World By: Scrasamax

A re-evaluation of the basic concept of Man vs. Nature

by Scrasamax
110xp
10 replies
2204 views
Drackler
Stylized Monsters By: Drackler

In the art of several ancient kingdoms is was customary to stylize the monsters depicted. Even the most comely of elves would be drawn with too-pointed face and too-slanted eyes, to keep the up-standing human community of the kingdoms from thinking of the elves as being better than themselves.

by Drackler
85xp
4 replies
2332 views
Kassil
Races of Kuramen By: Kassil

The races of Kuramen are a strange lot, descending down a long lineage from the First Race; prone to dramatic evolutions and born to a world divided, each does the best it can to survive.

by Kassil
135xp
8 replies
5493 views
1 HoH
Siren no Orakio
Basic Nanotechnology Primer By: Siren no Orakio

Nano-technology - Not Sufficiently Advanced, as per the Arthur C. Clarke gold standard of sufficiently advanced technology.

by Siren no Orakio
185xp
13 replies
5815 views
manfred
Terraforming By: manfred

"...a process of planetary engineering, specifically directed at enhancing the capacity of an extra-terrestrial planetary environment to support life. The ultimate in terraforming would be to create an uncontained planetary biosphere emulating all the functions of the biosphere of the Earth, one that would be fully habitable for human beings."

by manfred
110xp
34 replies
11599 views
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Warship Classes By: Scrasamax

A brief list of warship types and their identification

by Scrasamax
212xp
13 replies
7746 views