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Forum: GURPS Yesterday, 05:42 PM
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Posted By Astromancer
Re: Catalog of the Weird Parallels

There seems to be a Skerry called Plot. The name comes from the fact that story/narrative seems to be something like a physical law in this Skerry. If Outsiders come into one of these worlds, they...
Forum: GURPS Yesterday, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3,553
Views: 600,715
Posted By Astromancer
Re: New Reality Seeds

If you want to further detail Blackstone away from the city of Chicago, example detail how the New York mobs are doing or what's going down in Weimar Germany, or how India deals with Trolls, go...
Forum: GURPS Yesterday, 09:15 AM
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Views: 600,715
Posted By Astromancer
Re: New Reality Seeds

Some details on the major Demi-Humans.

Transformations into either Trolls or Goblins takes place during or before puberty. The Pixie/Leprechaun transformation can occur anytime before brain...
Forum: GURPS Yesterday, 08:52 AM
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Views: 600,715
Posted By Astromancer
Re: New Reality Seeds

Agreed, but it had charms of its own.
Forum: GURPS 08-17-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3,553
Views: 600,715
Posted By Astromancer
Re: New Reality Seeds

The vast majority of Demi-Humans, more than 95%, are of Caucasian/European heritage. Recently in Japan Rokurokubi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rokurokubi) and Satori...
Forum: GURPS 08-17-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3,553
Views: 600,715
Posted By Astromancer
Re: New Reality Seeds

Yes, computers are a rara avis, but it's like Shadow Run. Unlike Bright (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bright_(film)) where inconsistencies overwhelm an already dull story, the ongoing Reality Quakes...
Forum: GURPS 08-17-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 976
Posted By Astromancer
Re: Children - Appropriate Traits?

Silence and visibility.
Forum: GURPS 08-17-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3,553
Views: 600,715
Posted By Astromancer
Re: New Reality Seeds

This Q7 world already diverged from Homeline's history when a team of British and American engineers, working on codebreaking, created a Difference Engine...
Forum: GURPS 08-17-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 30,502
Posted By Astromancer
Re: New Sci Fi Setting Seeds

Fun idea, but it isn't on the right thread.
Forum: GURPS 08-17-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 30,502
Posted By Astromancer
Re: New Sci Fi Setting Seeds

This setting is meant to be dark and baroque. Think of Jack Vance's Dying Earth (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dying_Earth) or his Last Castle...
Forum: GURPS 08-16-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3,553
Views: 600,715
Posted By Astromancer
Re: New Reality Seeds

According to my reading, Chariot Racers, Hookers, and Wrestlers, were all stereotypically assumed to use magic and cast cures to further their "careers." All these groups lived risk fulled highly...
Forum: GURPS 08-14-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 30,502
Posted By Astromancer
Re: New Sci Fi Setting Seeds

The Time Wars

The old history is only poorly known and understood, the history before the Time Wars. Supposedly a culture called "The West" was wiped from history by cultures jealous of their...
Forum: GURPS 08-13-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3,553
Views: 600,715
Posted By Astromancer
Re: New Reality Seeds

Hind-5

The Hind designation covers worlds where the history of India during the British Raj is the change point. In this Q6 world, Churchill is sick for several weeks in the early 1930's and a...
Forum: GURPS 08-12-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3,553
Views: 600,715
Posted By Astromancer
Re: New Reality Seeds

In Homeline history the Tanaka Memorial (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanaka_Memorial) was a fraud which coincidentally resembled reality so closely that it was mistaken for real for decades....
Forum: GURPS 08-11-2018, 05:59 PM
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Views: 600,715
Posted By Astromancer
Re: New Reality Seeds

I hadn't known that the canal lasted so long.
Forum: GURPS 08-10-2018, 05:38 PM
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Views: 600,715
Posted By Astromancer
Re: New Reality Seeds

Still, Egypt has lots of intense bright sunlight. As I said, machines run by solar power were demonstrated in Paris in the 1780s. Several early economists including David Ricardo...
Forum: GURPS 08-10-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3,553
Views: 600,715
Posted By Astromancer
Re: New Reality Seeds

The Egyptians would be moving south before any of the others you mention move inland. The far bigger problem would be Usman dan Fodio (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usman_dan_Fodio).
Forum: GURPS 08-10-2018, 02:56 PM
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Views: 600,715
Posted By Astromancer
Re: New Reality Seeds

Solid thinking.



For industrialization, think solar. Solar power machines were demonstrated in Paris in the 1780s. Given how much bright sunlight Egypt has, early industrialization could go...
Forum: GURPS 08-10-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3,553
Views: 600,715
Posted By Astromancer
Re: New Reality Seeds

I like your thinking. We could have England, that sought friendship with the Persians to balance against the Turks, offer aid in shipbuilding. Maybe the Dutch, fierce competitors help too. Some...
Forum: GURPS 08-10-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3,553
Views: 600,715
Posted By Astromancer
Re: New Reality Seeds

Try this idea...

The Caliphate of Egypt always knew how to dig canals and how to link the Nile to the Red Sea. Once Venician merchants tell the Egyptians that the Portuguese can sail around Africa...
Forum: Traveller 08-08-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 66,625
Posted By Astromancer
Re: 'Imperial Culture' (non-canonista)

Dancing and Dancing Masters

The Nobility of the 3I, like any other nobility, use social occasions to network, display wealth, display power, to destroy enemies, etc... Nobiles therefor learn to...
Forum: GURPS 08-08-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 30,502
Posted By Astromancer
Re: New Sci Fi Setting Seeds

Myself, I assumed that starships would be about as expensive as military vessels. Ergo, I don't think terrorists would be able to buy in.

Frankly, I saw this setting in terms of colonial...
Forum: GURPS 08-07-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 30,502
Posted By Astromancer
Re: New Sci Fi Setting Seeds

Try this idea...


Basically, a loophole in gravity is found. The young lady, Dr. Wanda Jackson, wins the Nobel at twenty-eight. She spends her time there after nailing down the ramifications of...
Forum: GURPS 08-07-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 30,502
Posted By Astromancer
Re: New Sci Fi Setting Seeds

But simulating fictions is the fun we're all after. So it's good!
Forum: GURPS 08-07-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 30,502
Posted By Astromancer
Re: New Sci Fi Setting Seeds

GURPS IQ is unitary, real intelligence isn't. If you actually knew me, you'd see that I am highly intelligent, but, like every other human, I have areas of stupidity. GURPS simplifies intelligence,...
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