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fchase8 04-27-2021 06:59 PM

Re: New Reality Seeds
 
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Originally Posted by cptbutton (Post 2377200)
Centrum doesn't have much of a space program anyway, but I am wondering if the Anglo-French Empire had one before the Last War. They had nukes and advanced biotech, but did they have a space program?

I would think that the AFE did have a space program, but only at Homeline 1950s level - maybe a man in space, but no man on the moon. There wouldn't be a competitive space race, except maybe between different ultra-wealthy aristocrats (kind of like IRL...), and no push for ICBMS.

Centrum would have built/rebuilt some sort of space program, if only for weather satellites (and some to spy on their own people). But going to the Moon would be seen as peak Homeline 'irrationality'.


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Originally Posted by arcanus (Post 2377202)
But it could be acquired, if you look at some of the old Pyramid space timelines like Kirby or Space Nixon, they could acquire space tech, not everything of value can be found on an Earth HE3 for example.

Worlds of Horror has Infinity debating UFO satellites jumped into Taft 1 orbit, plus I'm pretty sure conveyer satellites are one of the survey tools on low tech worlds.

If you use Rubble-3 or jump Worlds, moving mass into other world orbit would be fairly easy (especially if the actual cost of transit is significantly cheaper than Infinity charges).

Simply jump in into the Earth Void move the cargo in a straight line to an orbital jump point and transit.

There definitely were some old Pyramid worlds, and have been some fan-made worlds for Infinity space programs (I had my own, Gravity, where Earth's gravity is a third normal), but not as much for the current canon version. I guess the Taft-1 space reference in GURPS Worlds of Horror means that there is some sort of parachronic space program.

Maybe it's that Infinity can move small spy satellites and the like, which will have been shrunk with general tech advancements, but not anything sizeable - certainly nothing manned.

Though probably ParaLabs is working on a manned parachronic space vehicle of some sort, for emergency use - that emergency being a great adventure...

Astromancer 04-30-2021 05:53 PM

Re: New Reality Seeds
 
Try this one...

This Q6 Low Mana Parallel seems to have had serious out time interference. In 1935 an African-American inventor called Prometheus Jackson came up with the formula for a High-Temperature Superconductor. Through mutual friends he brought this to the attention of Eleanor Roosevelt. She alerted her husband. All of this was kept quite. By 1941 the U.S. military had access to seven High-Temperature Superconductors.

This had minimal effects on the war beyond improved performance of US subs which used diesel fuel to generate electricity. But by 1948 America was experiencing a massive boom based on Superconductor based technology. This is still a TL7 world, but one with a powerful dose of superscience!

Prometheus Jackson was assassinated in 1949 while speaking at a Civil Rights protest in Atlanta. The nation has treated Mr. Jackson as a martyr and Truman used the crisis to push through both Socialized Medicine and a major civil rights bill basically covering all the major civil legislation Homeline passed in the later 1960's. Conservatives even added extensive equal rights for women into the bill as a poison pill to kill it. As in Homeline history the liberals laughed joyously and voted for the bill.

The local year is 1967. The whole of the Western Industrialized world looks like a Raygun Gothic wonderland. Cars don't make much use of their wheels, they float on beds of magnetic force. Electrical power generation is done by cheap fusion energy, This is a very Zeerust 1960's. The economy of this parallel's USA is about five times as large as Homeline's at the same period, Europe and Japan are also much richer, but not to the same extent. The USSR is about twice as rich as Homeline's USSR in period, as even they reap massive benefits. Still, they are aware of how far behind they are.

Basically, the 1960's with the dials turned to eleven. The late 1960's occult boom is a godsend to the Cabal. The espionage struggles of the period seem to give Centrum all kinds of angles. Homeline is both trying to find out who Prometheus Jackson really was and who backed him, and Why.

Astromancer 05-05-2021 03:35 PM

Re: New Reality Seeds
 
Try this one...

In many ways this Q4 low/normal 80%/20% world seems a great deal like Earth of the 1940s. But there is a big difference, they had elves. The last pureblood elf seems to have left this parallel in the 7th century CE. However, many people with Elvish blood live in modern world of 1942.

People with Elvish heritage are found all around the planet. The Celtic peoples are known to have the highest concentration of people with provable Elvish heritage, especially the Irish. However, many Native American peoples, the Rom, the Balinese, the Javanese, several Polynesian groups, the Fula, among others, have nearly as much elvish heritage as the Celts.

The main effects of being part elf (other than being 15 kilos lighter and 8 centimeters taller on average than an ordinary person of the same strength) seems to be the Longevity advantage, the three Zero Point advantages No Genetic Defects, No Mental Defects and No Unattractive, and the Playful quirk. Although artistic talents, acute senses, and a wide range of mental and supernatural advantages are far more common among those of elvish heritage.

The Cabal sees many recruiting advantages in the Elf Blood populations of this parallel. Although magic is know and accepted as real on this parallel, it is also seen as old fashioned and ineffective. But the Cabal know that improved instruction and technique are that is needed to to bring this parallel's Mages up to speed. Meanwhile, Homeline also wants to recruit the Elf Bloods and get in on this world's mystic secrets (which are taught at colleges and universities) but they want to keep the Secret while doing so.

Meanwhile Midwinter Anton is working with the Ahnenerbe to improve Nazi Occult capacities. It is known to Homeline agents that German spies are interested in FDR's barber! It's assumed that an assassination or mind control plot is underway.

Phil Masters 05-06-2021 05:47 AM

Re: New Reality Seeds
 
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Originally Posted by Astromancer (Post 2378471)
People with Elvin heritage are found all around the planet.

There's a guy works down the chip shop swears he's Elvish.../
But he's a liar and I'm not sure about you.

Anders 05-06-2021 08:05 AM

Re: New Reality Seeds
 
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Originally Posted by Astromancer (Post 2378471)
People with Elvin heritage are found all around the planet.

So is there one named Elvish Presley?

tshiggins 05-06-2021 12:26 PM

Re: New Reality Seeds
 
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Originally Posted by Anders (Post 2378562)
So is there one named Elvish Presley?

Or a Drow-blooded hottie called Elfira, Mistress of the Underdark?

johndallman 05-06-2021 12:39 PM

Re: New Reality Seeds
 
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Originally Posted by Anders (Post 2378562)
So is there one named Elvish Presley?

Don't know, but I have met one called Elrond Hubbard.

Luke Bunyip 05-07-2021 03:02 AM

Re: New Reality Seeds
 
Who could forget Elvespasian, the bane of philosophy and protector of Rome?

Astromancer 05-07-2021 07:04 AM

Re: New Reality Seeds
 
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Originally Posted by Anders (Post 2378562)
So is there one named Elvish Presley?

Elvis is a little kid in 1942. But they have him.

Astromancer 05-07-2021 07:28 AM

Re: New Reality Seeds
 
I finished the one with the Elves.


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