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by Zapp
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 23:45
Forum: General
Topic: Player background briefing
Replies: 7
Views: 1207

Re: Player background briefing

What I think Vanamoinen means is, "start your first batch of characters as backwater yokels that don't know much about anything". You don't want to have a player create a well-educated aristocrat if that means he or she expects you to dump a huge load of info in his or her lap. That kind of characte...
by Zapp
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 23:35
Forum: General
Topic: They just found the Second Horizon
Replies: 11
Views: 1997

Re: They just found the Second Horizon

Best case scenario we are talking 8000 years with our best technology to reach it? More or less, no? "Travelling at 20% of the speed of light, they would take about 20 years to [reach] Proxima Centauri." http://www.nature.com/news/billionaire-backs-plan-to-send-pint-sized-starships-beyond-the-solar...
by Zapp
Wed 24 Aug 2016, 23:49
Forum: General
Topic: A Dark Mind...?
Replies: 22
Views: 2891

Re: A Dark Mind...?

An emphatic no. Remember, faith means strong belief without proof. That is, the crucial part, that defines the term, is "without proof". You can't have faith when you have proof. For instance, you shouldn't call it "faith" in D&Ds Forgotten Realms, because you have indubitable, irrefutable, impregna...
by Zapp
Wed 24 Aug 2016, 11:35
Forum: General
Topic: Cybernetics
Replies: 11
Views: 1801

Re: Cybernetics

There really isn't much of a mechanical difference. But that doesn't mean biosculpting and cybernetics is the same thing - to me one is sophisticated, almost magical, and most importantly: graceful; while the other is grease, guts and blood... Even if both would give the exact same mechanical advant...
by Zapp
Wed 24 Aug 2016, 11:28
Forum: General
Topic: A Dark Mind...?
Replies: 22
Views: 2891

Re: A Dark Mind...?

Well, when the game "begins" mystic powers is on the rise. Not sure if they were completely unheard of before, but if you play a mystic the idea is* that you have quite recently manifested your powers. My guess is that all these portents and omens foreshadow the events of The Grace of the Icons camp...
by Zapp
Sun 21 Aug 2016, 23:33
Forum: General
Topic: Inspiration: Stories/franchises, Music, Art ...
Replies: 46
Views: 12496

Re: Inspiration: Stories/franchises, Music, Art ...

Yes, thanks!
Hard to believe that was t e n years ago...
by Zapp
Fri 19 Aug 2016, 12:05
Forum: Tredje Horisonten
Topic: Att bära vapen på Coriolis
Replies: 8
Views: 2732

Re: Att bära vapen på Coriolis

Den viktigaste punkten ställer jag som en motfråga: hur lätt vill du att det ska vara att springa omkring med skjutvapen? Jag menar, i en kampanj där man skjuter vilt var och varannan spelning, är det bäst att inte kriminalisera vapeninnehav. I en annan kampanj, där beväpnade bovar utgör ett ovanlig...
by Zapp
Fri 19 Aug 2016, 11:59
Forum: General
Topic: Roles/Professions in Coriolis
Replies: 13
Views: 2069

Re: Roles/Professions in Coriolis

Concepts or archetypes or professions in skill-based games are often simply a collection of pre-selected choices (such as which skills you have potential in). Sure, some games add significantly to the crunch factor by giving each concept an unique ability. Mutant Year Zero is such a game. But overal...
by Zapp
Fri 19 Aug 2016, 11:54
Forum: General
Topic: Now we're playing with Portals!
Replies: 21
Views: 3207

Re: Now we're playing with Portals!

One more thing: I've assumed the portal field to be fairly stationary in space. Any "portal station" will therefore either have to be a space ship if it wants to stay close to a portal field, or if it's a "regular" space station, it will orbit the star and therefore on average be its distance from t...
by Zapp
Thu 18 Aug 2016, 22:09
Forum: General
Topic: Now we're playing with Portals!
Replies: 21
Views: 3207

Re: Now we're playing with Portals!

You say each portal is manned by a hypernavigator, where does that person sit/live/work? (sorry dumb questions) Portal stations are mentioned; providing two main services: jump calculations, and communications probes. I have assumed they orbit the star close to the portal field(s). I have furthermo...
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