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Umberto Octo
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Vacuum + Freezing Effects

Tue 28 May 2019, 01:23

The effects of being thrown out an airlock would result is a Stamina check against Vacuum every Round AND a check against Freezing every Turn?

That would make sense. Chance of survival: slim-to-none.
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Re: Vacuum + Freezing Effects

Tue 28 May 2019, 01:42

Don't forget the Vacuum check is a cumulative penalty as well. With a bit of bad luck, they'll be Broken in a few seconds.
 
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Re: Vacuum + Freezing Effects

Tue 28 May 2019, 11:01

 I think that the "Cinematic Explosive Decompression", that's scientifically nonsense, but is fitting into the setting.
 
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Re: Vacuum + Freezing Effects

Tue 28 May 2019, 18:04

 I think that the "Cinematic Explosive Decompression", that's scientifically nonsense, but is fitting into the setting.


I grew up in Hunstsville, Alabama in the 1970s. My neighbors were folks like Dr. Konrad Dannenberg, and almost everyone's dad (as a schoolyard tease goes) actually was a rocket scientist. Since before seeing Star Wars I knew about lack of sound in space (TIE fighters screaming?), the effects of pressurization, and that the worst thing that happened in the US space program involved Grissom, White, and Chaffee (two of whom had schools named after them in town). I've had to hand wave so much about science fiction over the years and pretend I didn't grow up listening to my dad say things like "when space travel is commercially available one day, for at least the first generation of travellers, space ships will be designed to vibrate and make noise, so that the average joe will believe it's actually moving because without something to visually refer to, you don't seem to move in a vacuum."

At least in the game, it is called "Cinematic Explosive Decompression" and not just "Explosive Decompression". Acknowledging the difference plays well with me.  8-)
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Re: Vacuum + Freezing Effects

Tue 28 May 2019, 18:13

At least in the game, it is called "Cinematic Explosive Decompression" and not just "Explosive Decompression". Acknowledging the difference plays well with me.  8-)
I doubt, that Fria Ligan will follow my suggestion about this term. :D
 
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Re: Vacuum + Freezing Effects

Tue 28 May 2019, 18:16

At least in the game, it is called "Cinematic Explosive Decompression" and not just "Explosive Decompression". Acknowledging the difference plays well with me.  8-)
I doubt, that Fria Ligan will follow my suggestion about this term. :D
Ah. My misreading. I saw the term and superimposed it in my visual memory to being in the book. Pffft! ;)

Hej, Fria Ligan! Listen to Deep_Impact!!
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Re: Vacuum + Freezing Effects

Fri 31 May 2019, 09:07

In vacuum the human body will first boil, then freeze. Fun times!
 
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Re: Vacuum + Freezing Effects

Thu 06 Jun 2019, 19:13

The best cinematic representation of exposure to the vacuum of space is in Event Horizon. No explosive decompression, no popping out like a cork:
https://youtu.be/wp70vEiAn7E

It's thus a huge shame that at the end of the film everyone is being violently sucked out of a hole in the bridge.
https://youtu.be/fLuD0lD9GHM
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