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by Björn Hellqvist
Tue 10 Jan 2017, 14:49
Forum: Rules
Topic: Kids
Replies: 9
Views: 960

Re: Kids

Just a note on Swedish conditions in case a kid is killed. Parents are highly unlikely to lose their jobs, unless guilty of gross negligence, like giving their kid(s) access to restricted areas (Loop tunnels, etc).
by Björn Hellqvist
Tue 10 Jan 2017, 03:55
Forum: Setting
Topic: Advices to GM for Summer Break And Killer Birds
Replies: 16
Views: 1548

Re: Advices to GM for SUMMER BREAK AND KILLER BIRDS

I had the exact same thought today! I would like a map showing where there are stores, schools, and other important places. Given that the Loop and other facilities have increased the number of people living in the area, it's possible to add stuff that wasn't there in "the real" 1980's. Also, places...
by Björn Hellqvist
Mon 09 Jan 2017, 16:56
Forum: Setting
Topic: Ghost in the Graveyard - Roll20 game
Replies: 20
Views: 2286

Re: Ghost in the Graveyard - Roll20 game

Nice story hook. Minor nitpick: I believe the surname should be "Sokolova".
by Björn Hellqvist
Thu 05 Jan 2017, 22:16
Forum: Setting
Topic: The Loop - construction, facilities and experiments
Replies: 16
Views: 1603

Re: The Loop - construction, facilities and experiments

Yeah, there are some weird effects that are hinted at. I think it's best not to try to figure out how it's supposed to work, as that is outside of the scope of what the Kids know, but there should be enough info for GMs to make up Mysteries based on the weird science of the Loop.
by Björn Hellqvist
Thu 05 Jan 2017, 19:46
Forum: Setting
Topic: The Loop - construction, facilities and experiments
Replies: 16
Views: 1603

Re: The Loop - construction, facilities and experiments

I concur.

Though "sufficiently advanced tech..."
Good old Arthur C Clarke.
by Björn Hellqvist
Thu 05 Jan 2017, 04:39
Forum: Setting
Topic: The Loop - construction, facilities and experiments
Replies: 16
Views: 1603

Re: The Loop - construction, facilities and experiments

I was wondering about this. Weird tech seems ok. AI. Anti-grav/Magnetrine. (This kinda reminds me of Robotech) Extradimensional beasts (entities like from Stranger Things) and time travel (dinosaurs) seem ok. But the outright supernatural? Magic? Psychic powers? And Aliens? Although the extra dimen...
by Björn Hellqvist
Thu 05 Jan 2017, 03:49
Forum: Setting
Topic: Military technology in the world of the Loop
Replies: 0
Views: 430

Military technology in the world of the Loop

Some background on military applications of the magnetrine effect, robotics, and AI, some of it sourced from Stålenhag's books: The military applications of the magnetrine technology are plentiful – on paper. After many weapons projects, the strenghts and weaknesses of the technology have become man...
by Björn Hellqvist
Thu 05 Jan 2017, 03:34
Forum: Rules
Topic: The ALPHA PDF - questions, comments, errata
Replies: 125
Views: 11725

Re: The ALPHA PDF - questions, comments, errata

Page 17: "1950-59: Scientists in the Soviet Union discovers the Magnetrine Effect." According to page 31 in the "Tales From the Loop" book, it was discovered in 1943.
by Björn Hellqvist
Tue 03 Jan 2017, 04:26
Forum: Setting
Topic: The Loop - construction, facilities and experiments
Replies: 16
Views: 1603

The Loop - construction, facilities and experiments

This is a partially non-canon (one can always hope it will become canon) background of the Loop, blending facts from the books with my own guesses and extrapolations. The Mälarö Facility, or "The Facility for Research in High Energy Physics" (commonly referred to as "the Loop"), was built by the new...
by Björn Hellqvist
Tue 03 Jan 2017, 03:42
Forum: Setting
Topic: Sweden in the 80's
Replies: 10
Views: 1962

Re: Sweden in the 80's

Why would this make much of a difference? When people were conscripted, was it to a local garrison? So an older brother might be in the army/militia?  I'm curious because "just following orders" works for conscripted military as well as voluntary military. I suppose they won't be the badb badb guys...
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