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Old 09-19-2020, 06:20 AM   #501
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I like 5. The states have been effectively broken up.
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Old 09-20-2020, 09:29 PM   #502
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I like 4. The states have been effectively broken up.
Just to make sure, do you mean 4 or 5? You wrote 4, but the description fits both of them.

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Old 09-21-2020, 05:28 AM   #503
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Just to make sure, do you mean 4 or 5? You wrote 4, but the description fits both of them.

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Sorry, I mean 5. I'll edit that.
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Old 09-23-2020, 10:08 AM   #504
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So far the votes are 3, 1 & 6, 4, and 5. I'm wondering if I should try to combine all of them (no idea how), or do something between 4 and 5, with maybe some of three, since 'more corrupt' doesn't directly alter the rest.
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Old 09-23-2020, 11:00 AM   #505
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I vote for 6
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Old 10-06-2020, 06:58 AM   #506
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OK, I guess the answer is '6. Ironically, the Orion Free States are more united than the Orion 'Union' had been toward the end, and may even be more united than it ever was.' Sorry it took so long to reply, real life and other distractions happened.

Orions question II

This is technically two questions: First, what is the average Control Rating of the Orion Free States? I would prefer that the CR is at least 1, and suspect it should be a little higher than that.

Second, roughly what is the Corruption number of the Orion government (see also GURPS City Stats p9), which is to say, how much is the CR reduced by when applying bribery or connections (generally Political, Criminal, or Business)? This number varies between 0 and -6 (and cannot reduce the CR below 0), while the Control Rating is a positive number, so it should be easy to distinguish it from the answer to the first question.


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No replies from three days, so I'm posting a new question, since I have one ready this time:

Orions question III

How influencial is the Orion Syndicate, or how influenced is it, in the post-Unification Wars Orion government? This is separate from the corruption number in the previous question, as that number is general, and this is specific to a singe organization.

1. Much like the Orion Union, the Syndicate is a wholely-owned subsidiary of the government of the Orion Free States, though it does have some influence with specific politicians.

2. The Syndicate is not truly controlled by the Orion government, though they do influence each other.

3. The Syndicate and the Orion government are mutually antagonistic.

4. The Syndicate has more influence over the government of the Orion Commercial States than the government has over it.

5. The Syndicate effectively is the Orion government.

6. Something else (please specify).


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My vote is for "5. The Syndicate effectively is the Orion government."
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Well, I forgot to post my answer for II so:

Worlds in the Orion Free States range from CR2 to 5 (average 3.1). Corruption ranges from 0 to -3 (average -1.2), and is higher on high CR worlds.

III: I choose 6, The Orion Syndicate is an influential member of the OFS, composed of remnants from the Orion Union

Before the Orion Union collapsed, the union struggled to control contraband (i.e. goods that did not pay the appropriate bribes and customs). During the collapse, businesses that operated outside of the protection of the Union rose up against the Union and formed independent governments. The war was not followed up on, as compromise won out leading to the restructuring into the Orion Free States. The Orion Union's former government was reformed into the Orion Syndicate, becoming the largest member of the Orion Free States.
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Before the Orion Union collapsed, the union struggled to control contraband (i.e. goods that did not pay the appropriate bribes and customs). During the collapse, businesses that operated outside of the protection of the Union rose up against the Union and formed independent governments. The war was not followed up on, as compromise won out leading to the restructuring into the Orion Free States. The Orion Union's former government was reformed into the Orion Syndicate, becoming the largest member of the Orion Free States.
Um, that would be interesting worldbuilding, if the Orion Syndicate hadn't already been established as, basically, the Orion Mafia-equivalent (under the OU, they were basically a big, state-run, organized crime syndicate; they were and are the source of the deniable Orion pirates who went out and caused trouble mainly for rival powers).
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