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Forum: GURPS Yesterday, 08:51 AM
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Posted By Prince Charon
Re: New Sci Fi Setting Seeds

Why are you assuming a realistic setting?

EDIT: Mind you, rereading my post I see that the edit is missing something that I vaguely think I should have added, which is speculation about chemistry...
Forum: GURPS 09-16-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By Prince Charon
Re: Q-BRANCH (of the GURPS forum)

The image that bit I bolded put in my mind is a 1930s Gadgeteer building this, either for his own use, or for a pulp hero he or she supports. It does also work well for Bond, though.
Forum: GURPS 09-16-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 659
Views: 40,844
Posted By Prince Charon
Re: New Sci Fi Setting Seeds

Incidentally, Arthur C. Clarke and an interesting club he was part of did design a solid-fuel moon rocket (https://www.airspacemag.com/space/hms-moon-rocket-3143/), in the 1930s. There were some...
Forum: GURPS 09-14-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 75,623
Posted By Prince Charon
Re: Five Earths, All in a Row

Quoting this from SB.com, because it's also relevant here, and I'm still tired:

Too tired right now to give good replies. One thing I will say that I meant to say earlier is that due to the end...
Forum: GURPS 09-13-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By Prince Charon
Re: Artistic Magic

As Symbol Drawing and Artist are both IQ/Hard skills, both of these actually work pretty well.
Forum: GURPS 09-12-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 75,623
Posted By Prince Charon
Re: Five Earths, All in a Row

I'm aware of that, I've seen arguments like that before, but I've also seen scientists claim that it won't work/isn't that simple. It's something modern science is still struggling with, hence the...
Forum: GURPS 09-12-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 75,623
Posted By Prince Charon
Re: Five Earths, All in a Row

Will likely reply to the rest of the message in another post, but thought I should ge this out of the way immediately.


Pre-moderation is I believe only done to people who've just registered, or...
Forum: GURPS 09-11-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 75,623
Posted By Prince Charon
Re: Five Earths, All in a Row

Not to me, due to having read (but not having the mathematics or physics knowledge to really understand) a number of magazine articles on exotic drive systems that various scientists are working on. ...
Forum: GURPS 09-11-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By Prince Charon
Re: Brainstorm: False Empathy plots

The poor empath thinks that the queen has a crush on one of the PCs (pick the one that you think would be most amusing for the group).

EDIT: If the imposter thinks that the real queen was having...
Forum: GURPS 09-11-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By Prince Charon
Re: Artistic Magic

This is the case for the creation of fetishes in my Five Earths setting (see .sig). If you aren't in a creative/artistic mood, and aren't really creating the fetish as an artistic act, the spirits...
Forum: GURPS 09-11-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 592
Posted By Prince Charon
Re: Young Character Adventure Seeds

I'm sorry to say that my first thought on seeing the age was to check for Magery, and then suggest that a half-giant shows up with an invitation to a magic school. I'm not sure Caithness has those,...
Forum: GURPS 09-11-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 75,623
Posted By Prince Charon
Re: Five Earths, All in a Row

Just checking, but did you see the Space-warp article, and do you have an opinion on it?
Forum: GURPS 09-10-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By Prince Charon
Re: A Procession of Paranormal Parallels

Thera-4, 1396 BCE

One of a series of worldlines in which the eruption of the volcanic island of Thera (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minoan_eruption) created a significant historical divergence. ...
Forum: GURPS 09-09-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 75,623
Posted By Prince Charon
Re: Five Earths, All in a Row

Space-warp based sub-light drives

Ăther Screw: This design, externally resembling an elongated cone with a number of flanges extending from it (spinning when in use), scales up better than it...
Forum: GURPS 09-09-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 75,623
Posted By Prince Charon
Re: Five Earths, All in a Row

Generally speaking, it's not purely a question of 'can,' but also of 'will.' As noted earlier, 1,000 point or higher characters are very rare, but they do exist, mostly on Earth-2. 500 to 600 point...
Forum: GURPS 09-08-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 75,623
Posted By Prince Charon
Re: Five Earths, All in a Row

I'm thinking that both versions of the faith on Earth-5 might have rituals that involve giving up an eye for wisdom. Mechanically, this could be done by taking the -15 point 'One Eye' disad, and...
Forum: GURPS 09-07-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 659
Views: 40,844
Posted By Prince Charon
Re: New Sci Fi Setting Seeds

The question is how fast other nations can catch up. It may well be, at least in the US, that private schools catch up faster, which can be a bad thing for those who are not part of the elite.
Forum: GURPS 09-07-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 75,623
Posted By Prince Charon
Re: Five Earths, All in a Row

Given the Fa-Earth orcs' preference for cold climates, that may well be the case for them, as well (or at least, that's what I'm leaning toward).
Forum: GURPS 09-06-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 125,711
Posted By Prince Charon
Re: Catalog of the Weird Parallels

That fits. I think there's probably been some that had a bear statue on wheels, being pulled on a rope (possibly even by the actor portraying Antigonus, if they aren't taking it too seriously).
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Forum: GURPS 09-05-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,058
Posted By Prince Charon
Re: [Psionic Powers] Low level psis: 25 points or less of Psi abilities

'Bard' may not be the most historically accurate term, but it should convey what he is to gamers reading this:

Caomh the Bard, twentieth year of the reign of High King T˙athal Techtmar (97 CE)
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Forum: GURPS 09-05-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 659
Views: 40,844
Posted By Prince Charon
Re: New Sci Fi Setting Seeds

That leads to some plot points itself, like what happens when the ship that's supposed to be carrying supplies of the drug fails to arrive...

(Accident, piracy, governmental collapse, and other...
Forum: GURPS 09-05-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 125,711
Posted By Prince Charon
Re: Catalog of the Weird Parallels

Usually a guy in a bear costume, sometimes elaborate, sometimes really cheap. I do wonder how many worldlines had an actual trained bear used at the Globe in Shakespeare's time.
Forum: GURPS 08-31-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 75,623
Posted By Prince Charon
Re: Five Earths, All in a Row

Oh, yes, that part is certainly true. That doesn't mean that people were happy about it, or that no-one resisted the change, but it does mean that a lot of the chaos that would otherwise have...
Forum: GURPS 08-30-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 75,623
Posted By Prince Charon
Re: Five Earths, All in a Row

It wasn't just China, the Inp-USA and Russian Federation also launched nuclear weapons in response to the Nazis use of KKVs. The successful use of Weapons of Mass Destruction must be responded to,...
Forum: GURPS 08-28-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 75,623
Posted By Prince Charon
Re: Five Earths, All in a Row

True. Also, probably better at math, and more durable.

Lots of people (not just actors) are undergoing various biological changes, mostly subtle, but in many cases, noticeable. Gaining two...
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