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Old 06-10-2014, 12:49 PM   #221
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The whole computer program is effectively TL8 by 1955.
I think I'd make that TL7+1. Getting 1980s-level VLSI semiconductor manufacturing that fast requires an actual uplift IMHO, not just a high-priority research program within the society.
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Old 06-10-2014, 08:01 PM   #222
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Assume the guy is a Briton from a future Britain that died with a whimper. He has seen hell worlds more bitter that anything Homeline has seen. This motivates him to do what he sees as right/just for this world. If that gets in either Centrum or Homeline's way...too bad.
This could be quite an interesting campaigne.
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Old 06-11-2014, 12:47 PM   #223
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I think I'd make that TL7+1. Getting 1980s-level VLSI semiconductor manufacturing that fast requires an actual uplift IMHO, not just a high-priority research program within the society.
Good call.
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Old 06-13-2014, 11:25 AM   #224
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Try this idea, according to Cassius Dio Tiberius was learned in magic and practiced the goetic arts. Try a Q4 world were Tiberius was highly talented and intrigued to know more. Have him discover that Cladius, his young kinsman, is also talented (the Magery advantage). The two men study together, Claudius always careful not to let his kinsman know how powerful he has become.

In AD 20 Cladius causes Tiberius' accedental death.

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Old 06-13-2014, 12:55 PM   #225
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Try this idea. A psion, nonminally working for Centrum, decides to manipulate events in Britain in the mid 1940's. Instead of tossing out Britain's early lead in computers and computing, key figures in the government are mindcontroled into seeing computors as the absolute basis of Britain's security and prosperity. Instead of Alan Turing being driven to suicide, he's honnored and protected. The whole computer program is effectively TL8 by 1955. The Psion is tried of having to deal with Centrum, he doesn't want Britain ruled by an outside power. So he's trying to con/trick Centrum into exposing themselves to his world's spies.

Now the ICops don't mind trouble for Centrum, but they don't want the SECRET exposed on a world that might be able to achieve intertemporial travel.

The Psion's other plots.

A) Speed the fall of the USSR by aiding internal corruption.

B) Excelerate the Space Race and focus the USA on space exploration.

C) Eliminate key third world nationalists to slow down decolonization. Colonial empires must go, but he wants the going slow because he thinks it will put the ordinary people of the Third world in charge.

Assume the guy is a Briton from a future Britain that died with a whimper. He has seen hell worlds more bitter that anything Homeline has seen. This motivates him to do what he sees as right/just for this world. If that gets in either Centrum or Homeline's way...too bad.
I like it.

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Is he perhaps a lot more powerful than his Centrum handlers realize?
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Old 06-14-2014, 02:05 PM   #226
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Try this idea, according to Cassius Dio Tiberius was learned in magic and practiced the goetic arts. Try a Q4 world were Tiberius was highly talented and intrigued to know more. Have him discover that Cladius, his young kinsman, is also talented (the Magery advantage). The two men study together, Claudius always careful not to let his kinsman know how powerful he has become.

In AD 20 Cladius causes Tiberius' accedental death.

more later.
It's later.

Claudius killed Tiberius to save himself, his surviving family members, and Rome. He takes the reigns of power and sends the next few decades making Rome a safer and more livable place for all.

It's now AD110. Most people think Emperor claudius died generations ago. They think that Julius IV rules the Empire. Claudius built his deceptions well.

However, Claudius' Rome is on the road that Reich-5 owns. Claudius knows about Reich-5, he is beinging to understand how evil they are. Further, he has discovered both the Road and Homeline. He wants to know more about both.

This is the time when members of the Cabal contac him with a deal to save Rome.
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I like it.

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Is he perhaps a lot more powerful than his Centrum handlers realize?
Somewhat. The main things they don't get about this guy are A) the subtlety of his powers, B) the variety of his powers, C) the flexiblity of his powers, or D) his practical non-psionic skills that let him know where to direct his powers. Centrum isn't that far off on raw power, just on what that level of power really means.
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Old 06-14-2014, 11:50 PM   #228
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Somewhat. The main things they don't get about this guy are A) the subtlety of his powers, B) the variety of his powers, C) the flexiblity of his powers, or D) his practical non-psionic skills that let him know where to direct his powers. Centrum isn't that far off on raw power, just on what that level of power really means.
He's a bit too Grandfather-y for my tastes. I prefer groups to have such massive global control.
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He's a bit too Grandfather-y for my tastes. I prefer groups to have such massive global control.
He lacks massive world control. He's in over his head. He has limited (but very useful) areas of influence in London and Washington, and he uses these very well. Between his knowledge of Soviet history and his telepathic probes of key soviet officials and agents, he's poking at the understructure of the USSR in ways that no one in the period would have thought important or valueable. His skill makes him seem more powerful than he is. Most of his achievements are sophistocated cheating. But he is very good, so it will be a while before he implodes.

He will lose a good deal of his partial control of both the USA and the UK in a couple of decades due to social changes. He's from a much more class ridden society than contemporary America or Britain. However, he'll still be an influence. He will also work to make himself seem "Grandfather-like" as a means to whither the confidence of those fighting him.
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Old 06-15-2014, 02:11 PM   #230
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What is this "Grandfather" people keep referencing?

I was recently reminded of the Derinkuyu underground city and similar places, has anyone done anything with those yet?
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