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Forum: GURPS 01-16-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3,143
Views: 421,501
Posted By PTTG
Re: New Reality Seeds

Nonetheless, it's called "Infinite Worlds." Not "Infinite Easily Accessable Worlds," true, but everybody in Homeline is generally of the opinion that there's a heck of a lot of worlds.

So I do...
Forum: GURPS 01-16-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,249
Posted By PTTG
Re: New Sci Fi Setting Seeds

Volition, memory, and general-purpose cognition are cracked by 2025, resulting in primitive but essentially humanlike AI becoming commonplace by 2030. Only massive mainframes can run these AI at...
Forum: GURPS 01-14-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,249
Posted By PTTG
Re: New Sci Fi Setting Seeds

I had a similar idea where benefactor aliens export humans to an artificial habitat -- essentially allowing humans to rebuild their societies on the (insert cool Big Dumb Object here).

Then...
Forum: GURPS 01-13-2018, 02:57 AM
Replies: 680
Views: 46,434
Posted By PTTG
Re: Catalog of the Weird Parallels

Yeah, that one's got some problems. The inspiration for the worldline was my observation that Earth's population currently grows at about 2% a year, and so any one person is about 2% likely to have a...
Forum: GURPS 01-12-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 46,434
Posted By PTTG
Re: Catalog of the Weird Parallels

Actual extra-terrestrial batlike creatures from space appeared in the skies above Brooks. The appeared in 1941, bringing with them a treasure trove of technologies, information, and raw resources,...
Forum: GURPS 01-10-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3,143
Views: 421,501
Posted By PTTG
Re: New Reality Seeds

Adolph Hitler's obsession with superweapons is instead turned to espionage, a field neglected by the NAZI leadership in our timeline.

This is bad news for the Allies. Good intel fed to u-boat...
Forum: GURPS 01-10-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,025
Posted By PTTG
Re: Skill to Plan and Execute a Coup

This sounds kind of like you're asking "what skill do I roll to plunder a dungeon full of monsters?"

If I was running it, it'd be at least one session of roleplaying, if not several. If the PCs...
Forum: GURPS 12-30-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,739
Posted By PTTG
Re: Alternate Crosstime Organizations

Dreamwalkers has yet to be exactly located. Their history diverged long, long ago, and their political organizations are largely unlike our own. It also seems that their form of psionics is different...
Forum: GURPS 12-30-2017, 01:54 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,249
Posted By PTTG
Re: New Sci Fi Setting Seeds

Virtual reality and augmented reality is omnipresent. Most people don't own real things anymore, but rather "rent" VR equivalents, and receive effectively real replacements. Homes are drab, bare...
Forum: GURPS 12-29-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By PTTG
Re: Using props as if they were real

Love it. As for swinging empty air like a wrench, I imagine a skilled enough mime actor could pull it off, for one swing or thereabouts. Not frequently, but in extremes...
Forum: GURPS 12-28-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,249
Posted By PTTG
Re: New Sci Fi Setting Seeds

The Emperor needs to be the recognized authority figure in order to act as the focus for the collective psionic gestalt. Aside from that semi-spirtual aspect, he's actually a figurehead.

In the...
Forum: GURPS 12-28-2017, 01:11 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,249
Posted By PTTG
Re: New Sci Fi Setting Seeds

Cloning and neural structure imaging have cured mortality. When you die, you get a new clone activated from your latest backup. Society has stabilized, and the economy is booming because skilled...
Forum: GURPS 12-28-2017, 01:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,510
Posted By PTTG
Re: Challenging Tanks Without Slaughtering Squishies

As an aside, go with moderation. Don't go so far as to make the tank feel like he's paid a lot just to get a lot of armor-piercing foes thrown at him. Above all, when he's countered, make it seem...
Forum: GURPS 12-26-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,249
Posted By PTTG
Re: New Sci Fi Setting Seeds

Light-speed travel is invented in 2045. It functions by "cycling" kinetic energy from the future to the present, accellerating the ship to near-light-speed. The ship travels the distance and then...
Forum: GURPS 12-25-2017, 02:05 AM
Replies: 3,143
Views: 421,501
Posted By PTTG
Re: New Reality Seeds

Note that the 2028 USA would have some pretty serious problems of its own. Aside from the personal losses (how many people have friends and relatives that are overseas at any given time?), it does...
Forum: GURPS 12-25-2017, 01:06 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,249
Posted By PTTG
Re: New Sci Fi Setting Seeds

Stephen Hawking once said that the only thing he's invented that hasn't been co-opted and mangled by science fiction authors is "imaginary time," or in other words, the concequences of building time...
Forum: GURPS 12-20-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 20,874
Posted By PTTG
Re: [IW] Ordinary Worlds with valuables!

Honestly it sounds like it might be a fun game to run if the investor is an NPC and the PCs take on roles as the majordomo and his/her expert crew.

Might be a way to get an unconventional bunch of...
Forum: GURPS 12-20-2017, 02:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By PTTG
Re: New Timeline: Can o' Worms

I could see it being a fun way to get a group of PCs lost without access to home. They are sent to establish diplomatic content while using a reverse-engineered conveyor. Something goes wrong...
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Forum: GURPS 12-19-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 20,874
Posted By PTTG
Re: [IW] Ordinary Worlds with valuables!

Simple echos have special valuables all the time, but the problem is attaining them legally. The good news is you also know the future. So, take a few thousand dollars worth of gold to some echo days...
Forum: GURPS 12-19-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 46,434
Posted By PTTG
Re: Catalog of the Weird Parallels

Homeline wants to move it down a quantum notch or two to keep the english-speaking linguists out of reach from Centrum.
Forum: GURPS 12-15-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 680
Views: 46,434
Posted By PTTG
Re: Catalog of the Weird Parallels

Heh. That's almost the inspiration for this thread. Chandler way back in the OP was all about a worldline where sitcoms like FRIENDS featured things like Chandler gaining weight thanks to a rapid...
Forum: GURPS 12-14-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 368
Posted By PTTG
Re: Overloading a Spaceship, and volume (Spaceship rules)

Acceleration changes, and delta-v gets worse if your ship has it. Luckily the math is easy; multiply both by (Nominal Load) / (Current Load).
Forum: GURPS 12-12-2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 680
Views: 46,434
Posted By PTTG
Re: Catalog of the Weird Parallels

IIIInnnnteresting. Definitely weird, of course. Frankly I find it hard to imagine anything even remotely descended from bats to be attractive to humans, but then again, cultures do vary over time,...
Forum: GURPS 12-11-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 20,874
Posted By PTTG
Re: [IW] Ordinary Worlds with valuables!

Here's one. It's a very near echo in date, the big difference being no secret. However,as a minor effect, Earth is rotated 180 degrees west of its position on equivalent worldlines, meaning that...
Forum: GURPS 12-11-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 20,874
Posted By PTTG
Re: [IW] Ordinary Worlds with valuables!

Imagine the team sent there to search for interesting artifacts. It'd be an excellent way to start a campaign of incompetent oddballs (who wastes the experts on digging through garbage?) who end up...
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