darl_loh
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Re: Predator?

Sat 15 Jun 2019, 05:20

Oh sure, but that begs the question...how did that happen. The predators are so physically formidable, how did they also become so smart? And, in particular, how did they create societies that surplus time to build tech to begin with. Like, historically, for humans, it wasn't until we developed agriculture that we created enough food surplus that you could have people who could devote enough of their time to some ancillary pursuit beyond just surviving that you could get advanced technology. Super advanced tech doesn't fit with super-strong, super-fast, super resilient bodies that would be amazing hunters even without high-tech stuff. So that is one question, and the other is, assuming they created the tech, why did their society devolve into this trophy hunting thing? Or did it? For instance, in the most technologically advanced portions of our current world, trophy hunting is far from a mainstream pursuit. Are the predators we see in the films the fringe of a larger society that has other priorities. I know the comics would say otherwise, but one wonders if they might write new canon.
 
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Re: Predator?

Sat 15 Jun 2019, 06:29

Oh sure, but that begs the question...how did that happen. The predators are so physically formidable, how did they also become so smart? And, in particular, how did they create societies that surplus time to build tech to begin with. Like, historically, for humans, it wasn't until we developed agriculture that we created enough food surplus that you could have people who could devote enough of their time to some ancillary pursuit beyond just surviving that you could get advanced technology. Super advanced tech doesn't fit with super-strong, super-fast, super resilient bodies that would be amazing hunters even without high-tech stuff. So that is one question, and the other is, assuming they created the tech, why did their society devolve into this trophy hunting thing? Or did it? For instance, in the most technologically advanced portions of our current world, trophy hunting is far from a mainstream pursuit. Are the predators we see in the films the fringe of a larger society that has other priorities. I know the comics would say otherwise, but one wonders if they might write new canon.
You are assuming that the path continues instead of diverting. Food surplus => Technological advancement => Advancement to the point of society being free to do whatever (generally results in decent into hedonism) => Movement towards personal challenge and personal advancement and personal achievement => Anyone who disagrees is weak and enslaved/eliminated by those who are stronger => Thousands of years of the law of strength => Current Pred society.
 
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Re: Predator?

Sun 16 Jun 2019, 01:29

Hmm, yeah, kind of like how Fantasy Flight did with the different Star Wars game, one playing as Rebels, another as Fringe guys and another as Force users.

But, would you want it set within the same universe?
Personally? Yes, absolutely.
 
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Re: Predator?

Sun 16 Jun 2019, 02:35

Hmm, yeah, kind of like how Fantasy Flight did with the different Star Wars game, one playing as Rebels, another as Fringe guys and another as Force users.

But, would you want it set within the same universe?
Personally? Yes, absolutely.
Honestly, does it matter? If the rules function together then the GM can mix it in with something as simple as an idea. Fluff never REALLY matters.
 
darl_loh
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Re: Predator?

Wed 19 Jun 2019, 02:24

You are assuming that the path continues instead of diverting. Food surplus => Technological advancement => Advancement to the point of society being free to do whatever (generally results in decent into hedonism) => Movement towards personal challenge and personal advancement and personal achievement => Anyone who disagrees is weak and enslaved/eliminated by those who are stronger => Thousands of years of the law of strength => Current Pred society.
Oh, great point! Thanks
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