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Forum: GURPS Today, 12:53 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 3,759
Posted By Agemegos
Re: What TL is the original Star Trek?

When a setting is specified as "TL 10" I expect most of the things that are listed in GURPS as having a tech level of 10 (without ^) to be present. When is it is listed at "TL 9+1" I expect...
Forum: The Fantasy Trip Yesterday, 10:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 693
Posted By Agemegos
Re: Gates, Gate keys, and Gate locks

I'm afraid it's not — certainly not in principle, and even for the particular case of the teleporting rapid rock I have a dodge involving a ramp and a Grease spell. I'm afraid that to close off...
Forum: The Fantasy Trip Yesterday, 03:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 693
Posted By Agemegos
Re: Gates, Gate keys, and Gate locks

That seems pretty thorough, and I think it is worth the column-inches.
Forum: GURPS 07-19-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 3,759
Posted By Agemegos
Re: What TL is the original Star Trek?

I have. It has great trouble understanding my accent, and cannot recognise my pronunciation of the name of the town I live in. Doesn't seem to be capable of learning it, nor of being told.
Forum: The Fantasy Trip 07-18-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 693
Posted By Agemegos
Re: Gates, Gate keys, and Gate locks

I canít speak for anyone else, but itís not the setting I want. Which is why in my old article I treated the whole thing as a huge reductio ad absurdem and suggested nobbling the spell. When I...
Forum: The Fantasy Trip 07-18-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 693
Posted By Agemegos
Re: Gates, Gate keys, and Gate locks

The consequence of a shortage of wizards will not be confined to making Gates expensive and rare. It will raise the price of all magical artifices and spell casting services, and make wizards rich.
...
Forum: The Fantasy Trip 07-17-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 693
Posted By Agemegos
Re: Gates, Gate keys, and Gate locks

Get there fast with a Gate Lock? I suggested in my article that, far from banning gate locks as the rules suggest, most cities would try to get as many as they could afford.

You detect the...
Forum: The Fantasy Trip 07-17-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 693
Posted By Agemegos
Re: Gates, Gate keys, and Gate locks

Probably it does. My explicit assumption was that spell-casting services are available at the price the rules say, but that is probably equivalent. Two points

ruling that there aren't enough...
Forum: The Fantasy Trip 07-16-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 693
Posted By Agemegos
Re: Gates, Gate keys, and Gate locks

Very little of my stuff survives from back then. There are some notes in the margins of my #1 and #3 copies of AW. Basically, I required Gates to have heavy physical frames, made in identical pairs,...
Forum: The Fantasy Trip 07-16-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 450
Posted By Agemegos
Re: Coinage

In Australia we withdrew cents and two-cent coins from circulation in 1991.
Forum: The Fantasy Trip 07-16-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 450
Posted By Agemegos
Re: Coinage

Nice!

May I suggest that ₲, $, and ₵ would look even better?
Forum: The Fantasy Trip 07-16-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 693
Posted By Agemegos
Gates, Gate keys, and Gate locks

Sorry about the wall of text. I have edited for brevity and focus.
the cost of creating a Gate using the rules for hiring wizards to cast spells is not expensive compared with a bridge, a road, or...
Forum: The Fantasy Trip 07-16-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 450
Posted By Agemegos
Re: Coinage

The symbol "$" is older and more steeped in romance than most people give it credit for. It was actually a "pieces of eight" symbol, a "peso" symbol that is, before it was a dollar symbol (it got to...
Forum: The Fantasy Trip 07-16-2018, 02:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 450
Posted By Agemegos
Re: Coinage

I'd advise against trying to give Cidri a currency based on that of mediaeval England, or mediaeval anywhere for that matter. Let Cidri be Cidri, and keep it simple.

The early mediaeval penny was...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 07-13-2018, 04:13 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 23,910
Posted By Agemegos
Re: Exotic Governmental/Legal Systems

The Malaysian monarchy rotates among nine royal families, each Yang di Pertuan Agong (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yang_di-Pertuan_Agong) serving as supreme head and king of Malaysia for five...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 07-11-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,293
Posted By Agemegos
Re: Help with the Actions of an NPC

Quite. The item in the anomalous bloke is wearing is not resin-impregnated cloth. The bullet-proof vests that the NPCs might be familiar with are not resin-impregnated cloth. There is no...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 07-11-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,293
Posted By Agemegos
Re: Help with the Actions of an NPC

I think the same is true of Casimir Zeglen's bulletproof silk vest c. 1901–1914.

ETA:
A fabric produced there, which is one-eighth of an inch in thickness, four ply, presents this perfection of...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 07-11-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 23,910
Posted By Agemegos
Re: Exotic Governmental/Legal Systems

Ah! I don't think of "current events" starting until 1688.
Forum: Roleplaying in General 07-11-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 23,910
Posted By Agemegos
Re: Exotic Governmental/Legal Systems

Freaky!

I have done a bit of following up. It turns out that the Succession to the Crown Act 1707 (i.e. in about the time frame you would expect) provided that people in office under the Crown...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 07-11-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 23,910
Posted By Agemegos
Re: Exotic Governmental/Legal Systems

How recently was that? It'd be pretty strange any time more recent than the Glorious Revolution. On the other hand some pretty strange things happen in theory in the Westminster system every time...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 07-11-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,293
Posted By Agemegos
Re: Help with the Actions of an NPC

Yes. People then used their visiting cards (if they had visiting cards) to establish their identities. Lots of personal effects had names, initials, or monograms engraved in or stamped on them, and...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 07-11-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,293
Posted By Agemegos
Re: Help with the Actions of an NPC

Yeah, but that's going to happen long after a DCI in the Met has lost control of the case. I was thinking that the NPC in question will probably recognise a bulletproof vest as such immediately.
Forum: Roleplaying in General 07-11-2018, 01:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,293
Posted By Agemegos
Re: Help with the Actions of an NPC

Sure. My point was that because such vests were available at the time, this chap's kevlar might be immediately recognised as armour.
Forum: Roleplaying in General 07-09-2018, 04:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,293
Posted By Agemegos
Re: Help with the Actions of an NPC

I think the docks were the jurisdiction of the Port of London Police from 1909 to 1992, and not of the Met. But maybe the PLA police were only responsible for stealing from the docks and ships,...
Forum: GURPS 06-24-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,406
Posted By Agemegos
Re: What Enemies Will You Not Use in Your Campaigns?

At the insistence of my players I have not used South American Nazi clone armies for many years.

For about 25 years I have been reluctant to use any sort of opponents that are categorically...
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