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Forum: GURPS 09-14-2018, 03:58 PM
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Posted By Astromancer
Re: New Sci Fi Setting Seeds

Time Wars, they mess you up. ;-)
Forum: GURPS 09-14-2018, 02:28 PM
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Posted By Astromancer
Forum: GURPS 09-13-2018, 05:30 PM
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Posted By Astromancer
Re: New Sci Fi Setting Seeds

It is an influence. The chaos and detritus of a time war.
Forum: GURPS 09-13-2018, 02:43 PM
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Views: 40,837
Posted By Astromancer
Re: New Sci Fi Setting Seeds

The first difference, people in the setting know something is wrong. They don't really know what or how. Second, the general choppiness and wild mixing of the setting. Anything might be brought back...
Forum: GURPS 09-13-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 659
Views: 40,837
Posted By Astromancer
Re: New Sci Fi Setting Seeds

Try this idea...

A post-Time War setting. Basically, time wars have been a chronological reality quake. Leftover bits of advanced societies and fragmented knowledge of different futures are spread...
Forum: GURPS 09-13-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 125,688
Posted By Astromancer
Re: Catalog of the Weird Parallels

If you know either the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who_Framed_Roger_Rabbit) or better yet the novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit...
Forum: GURPS 09-13-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 724,665
Posted By Astromancer
Re: New Reality Seeds

To offer more detail on what I did with Java, I remember technological history. China was technologically behind the West for a long period. Then they came up with one of the greatest inventions in...
Forum: GURPS 09-13-2018, 03:14 AM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 724,665
Posted By Astromancer
Re: New Reality Seeds

I know of the Majahapit Empire. I was simply making it much older and larger. Indonesia is such a wonderous place ( we so need a GURPS: Indonesia) so I unified it and gave it a reason to go to war...
Forum: GURPS 09-12-2018, 05:50 PM
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Views: 724,665
Posted By Astromancer
Re: New Reality Seeds

Here's a rare twist, provide the people of Java with something to write on that lasts well and allows them to preserve books and writing in their climate. Let them have this in the third century AD. ...
Forum: GURPS 09-12-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 125,688
Posted By Astromancer
Re: Catalog of the Weird Parallels

This parallel has strong religious beliefs and passionately believes that different aspects of their deities rule each season. These aspects basically follow the basic emotions of Joy, Anger, Fear,...
Forum: GURPS 09-12-2018, 12:12 PM
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Views: 40,837
Posted By Astromancer
Re: New Sci Fi Setting Seeds

Have you forgotten Ken Hite's Suppressed Transmission? Biasociate! It is both at once and sometging else too!
Forum: GURPS 09-11-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 659
Views: 40,837
Posted By Astromancer
Re: New Sci Fi Setting Seeds

It was only in a couple of books I read. The author only signaled it out because he knew how 19th century telegraphs worked. Anyhow Bluestone (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluestone) could make a...
Forum: GURPS 09-11-2018, 01:44 PM
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Views: 125,688
Posted By Astromancer
Re: Catalog of the Weird Parallels

Sorry you had to wait so long. Proud to be the first.
Forum: GURPS 09-11-2018, 11:39 AM
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Views: 125,688
Posted By Astromancer
Re: Catalog of the Weird Parallels

That exactly the darkside I was thinking of. You have insight.
Forum: GURPS 09-11-2018, 11:37 AM
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Views: 40,837
Posted By Astromancer
Re: New Sci Fi Setting Seeds

Since Space Pirates are already a highly cinematic sort of thing why not have many individual pirates look fully human and like a variety of different human types. This prevents certain issues from...
Forum: GURPS 09-11-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 125,688
Posted By Astromancer
Re: Catalog of the Weird Parallels

Try this one...

On this parallel, an individual's luck is decided by how closely they stick to the local morality. Luck based advantages and disadvantages effect this, but they rarely completely...
Forum: GURPS 09-11-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 815
Posted By Astromancer
Re: Scottish America

Some things stay the same.
Forum: GURPS 09-10-2018, 01:39 PM
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Views: 125,688
Posted By Astromancer
Re: Catalog of the Weird Parallels

"I can call spirits from the vasty deep!"

"Why so can I or any man, but can you get the bastards to shut up and go away!"
Forum: GURPS 09-10-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 724,665
Posted By Astromancer
Re: New Reality Seeds

Try this...

The major sorrow of Sancia of Majorca's (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sancia_of_Majorca) life was that she was a queen instead of a nun. Her husband Robert the Wise of Naples...
Forum: GURPS 09-10-2018, 05:49 AM
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Views: 40,837
Posted By Astromancer
Re: New Sci Fi Setting Seeds

Here's an idea, two different expanding space powers, they can be twenty-second century Earth nations if you like. They pick different kinds of worlds to settle/colonize.

The first country, we...
Forum: GURPS 09-10-2018, 03:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 815
Posted By Astromancer
Re: Scottish America

Phil seems to agree with my earlier posting. The Scots had the talent, as they proved when they did most of the hands on running of the British Empire. What the Scots lacked was resources and...
Forum: GURPS 09-09-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 815
Posted By Astromancer
Re: Scottish America

If you use sails it always was, and will continue to be. The trade winds haven't changed in millennia either. So, any path from Scotland to the Americas will go through the Caribbean. A Scots colony...
Forum: GURPS 09-09-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 125,688
Posted By Astromancer
Re: Catalog of the Weird Parallels

Try this one...

This is a flat Earth with crystal spheres but the people believe, inspite of clear evidence to the contrary, that they live on a spherical world. Further, Heliocentrism is the law!...
Forum: GURPS 09-09-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 815
Posted By Astromancer
Re: Scottish America

There is even gold in New England. It is radioactive and loaded with arsenic, so deadly two different ways, but it is gold.
Forum: GURPS 09-09-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 815
Posted By Astromancer
Re: Scottish America

Both of these are perfect for Halloween. ;-)
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