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Old 11-18-2014, 03:15 PM   #661
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Try this idea. A Worldjumper, who thought he was changing his history brings the Moldboard Plow, the stirrup, the spinning wheel, the push peddle loom, and a few other key tech level 3 inventions to a town in Rural Gaul. He also bring in several key crops from the Islamic agricultural revolution. He assumed (largely because he was a Fritz Leiber fan) that time is very hard to change. After five years of hard work he was killed by a cut-purse whom he caught robbing him. All these event occured in the years 38-43 AD.

This Q6 world is booming in what we call the late Second century and they'd call the early 8th. Germanicus may have been forced out of Germany but with the much larger population of Gaul later emperors took Germania in a walk. Britain is a booming argricultural center and the Tech Level more closely resembles that of 800AD on Homeline with a far better ecconomy.

The Cabal seems to love this world. They seem to be able to find a great deal of important lore. One Cabalist Mage has introduced paper and the printing press. Homeline's informants seem to think he's trying to flush out more of the data the Cabal hunt's for in this world. Because of the vital ecconomy caused by the improved technology and crops, more Ocult lore got written down and preserved on this world, making this the best source of ancient data for many Cabalists. Meanwhile Centrum, who has plenty of Classical Scholars, is vigorusly trying to take over this world. Their motivation seems to be rumors that this world has plenty of Gates to low Quantum worlds. Thus making this world the best way for Centrum to spy on Homeline from, or even launch a bioweapon attack from.

Can Homeline allow either threat?
Is this timeline one of those super Roman Empire timelines?
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Old 11-18-2014, 03:34 PM   #662
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In 1933, John Hammond is possessed by an angel, disbands congress and declares himself 'a dictator of the people'.
That's a neat twist! I've never heard of that movie. Nice place to drop a band of IW wanderers; they get to a Depression era US just in time to see a headline "President suspends the Constitution". Do they assume Centrum agents? Do they work to fix the situation?

The wiki article sure does seem to have a slant. I don't recall FDR actually turning the US into a dictatorship, although a group of people would seem to argue that point.
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Old 11-18-2014, 04:36 PM   #663
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Is this timeline one of those super Roman Empire timelines?
In some respects, yes, but it's also a very different Roman Empire. Turning Gaul into an agricultural powerhouse capable of feeding the Empire means that there's much less reason to treat Egypt with kid gloves - instead of, say, founding the cult of Serapis, the temples to the old Egyptian gods will have been forcibly closed probably in Nero's time, with priests and nobles who object winding up crucified. Demolishing the Pyramids and the Sphinx would be a tall order, but if necessary to destroy morale, it will have been undertaken. Judea may get similar treatment - the weirdness in the East is no longer something Rome absolutely has to tolerate. At the same time, it's set right about the time of the 2nd century crisis and plague - civic order is about to collapse, but with food and printed paper in the hands of ordinary citizens, is military rule necessarily the outcome this time around? If Gaul is an economic powerhouse and Britannia is (necessarily) its appendage, what happens when an intelligent, dynamic governor Gallia decides to tell the nitwits in Rome to stuff it, there's plague and riots and he'll hold Gallia together and send the capital his leftovers when the situation is calmer?
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Old 11-19-2014, 10:03 AM   #664
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Is this timeline one of those super Roman Empire timelines?
Maybe, but not yet. I assume it's like other Romes with magic except that improved ecconmics has lead to more of the Data that the Cabal wants being exposed. If the Cabal introduces the printing press and paper, it likely will become a super-Rome. But that's only a side issue to the Cabal.
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Old 11-22-2014, 02:16 PM   #665
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Try this idea, have a major fictional character show up on an echo which isn't a mythic parallel.

My prefered way to do this would be to have Cabalists who've read the Tardis Eruditorum seek to capture the Doctor. They end up with pulling the first seven Doctors into London along with Cybermen, Daleks, and a few other nasties. Both Centrum and Homeline rush to clean up the mess, as do all of that Echo's millitary and intellegence forces and several different Cabal factions.

I'd make the local year 1990.
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Old 11-25-2014, 05:37 AM   #666
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Try this idea, Centruum is trying to shift a large number of parallels around to push Secondus (Homeline) into a lower Quantum {at least that's in the book}. Have one of their experiments go wrong and cause two or more parallels to merge. I'd pick more or less conventional tropes, a Sci fi world, a High Fantasy world, a Secret Magic/Conspiracy world, a Plup world, ect.

Yes this is Torg, and if you decide to simply push conventional Echos together, it becomes Trog for History majors. Either way, all the factions that become aware of the disaster will want to explore it. And the locals will be having "Adventures" too. Involuntary "Adventures" and Manditory Fun!
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Old 11-25-2014, 03:12 PM   #667
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Try this idea, Centruum is trying to shift a large number of parallels around to push Secondus (Homeline) into a lower Quantum {at least that's in the book}. Have one of their experiments go wrong and cause two or more parallels to merge. I'd pick more or less conventional tropes, a Sci fi world, a High Fantasy world, a Secret Magic/Conspiracy world, a Plup world, ect.

Yes this is Torg, and if you decide to simply push conventional Echos together, it becomes Trog for History majors. Either way, all the factions that become aware of the disaster will want to explore it. And the locals will be having "Adventures" too. Involuntary "Adventures" and Manditory Fun!
This...is inspired.
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Old 11-26-2014, 09:27 AM   #668
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This...is inspired.
Thank-you for your kind words.
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Old 11-29-2014, 01:55 PM   #669
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In 81 B.C. the dictator Sulla orders the execution of a certain Gaius Julius Caesar.
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Old 11-29-2014, 07:00 PM   #670
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The "theory" that Clovis people were really Europeans that followed ice fishing to the east coast around 10k years ago is real. But in this alternate, they didn't die out leaving the land to Amerinds.
How would Columbus et.al. react to unknown white savages?
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