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Old 07-26-2015, 09:59 AM   #11
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TL 2 verging on TL 3 is my favorite, both with and without magic. It gives the improved TL advantage teeth (many warriors have purchased it to have access to steel weapons), and I can use TL 3 equipment like low grade magic stuff in games with low or no magic.

Combat is also super deadly, we are fond of Martial Arts severe bleeding, so without magic even minor wounds can kill you if there isn't a competent healer in the group.
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Old 07-26-2015, 10:04 AM   #12
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TL 4, but in the over the top Faux Fantasy sense, plate armor, longswords, black powder, rapiers, airships oh my! Or maybe thats TL 3+1? Who knows!
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Old 07-26-2015, 10:15 AM   #13
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TL 4, but in the over the top Faux Fantasy sense, plate armor, longswords, black powder, rapiers, airships oh my! Or maybe thats TL 3+1? Who knows!
That one appeals to my imagination the most.

TL3 with Magic is my staple, though, and I love it.

Third would be TL 12.
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Old 07-26-2015, 10:17 AM   #14
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TL 10/11 for biotech. Maybe some superscience for FTL and reactionless drives, since given the way research on warp drives and Em-Drives has been going recently, they might not turn out to be superscience after all (and they give an excuse for introducing interesting alien planets).

Basically, interstellar cyberpunk.
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Old 07-26-2015, 10:27 AM   #15
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I suppose this will do (scroll below the embedded video).
Ah. Yes, that's a lot like my sentiments. I remember the first time I saw a present-day, TL8 laptop with the case tricked out to look "Victorian," and not a gear or a spring or a steam boiler anywhere in it, and the whole thing called "steampunk" even though it didn't work like an Age of Steam device. Now the actual analytical engine that was built a few years ago (in London, I believe) is a proper steampunk artifact!

For that matter, I own two calculating devices that could have been made in the Age of Steam. They're called slide rules. I've even used them to do GURPS Vehicles design when I had mislaid my TL8 scientific calculator. . . .
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Old 07-26-2015, 10:59 AM   #16
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TL6, possibly with some steampunk (airships!) and/or fantasy (races and magic) elements; and TL8.

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Old 07-26-2015, 11:11 AM   #17
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Late 4 into very, very early 5 (but NO STEAMPUNK!). Often with magic, but using RPM now.

For 'modern' I prefer 6-7 (pre-cellphone era) and for scifi I prefer late 9.
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Old 07-26-2015, 11:25 AM   #18
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This thread is going to just mirror what people's favourite genre's are no? Anyway, I like to do modern-ish games so TL6-8.
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Old 07-26-2015, 11:39 AM   #19
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Probably . . . it is hard to separate TL and what you want to do with said TL
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Old 07-26-2015, 11:49 AM   #20
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This thread is going to just mirror what people's favourite genre's are no? Anyway, I like to do modern-ish games so TL6-8.
What does genre have to do with it? I've seen horror in settings from TL3 to TL10. I've seen action in a similar range. TL3 investigations are not unheard of. You can have a science-fictional far travels genre at many TLs, from the TL the gateways of TL11^ Eclipse Phase all the way down to the TL1-2 of Odyssey.
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