>1841, McMurdo Sound charted by HMS Terror, under the command of British explorer James Clark Ross, and named after Lieutenant Archibald McMurdo. Significant interest from the Crown spurs further planning into expeditions to the volcano on Ross island.>1860-62 Terra Nova Expedition; Discovery Hut built by Swedish explorer Salomon August Andrée , adjacent to the harbor at Hut Point. Their expedition funded by joint British/Swedish Royal interests. The volcanic rock of the site is the southernmost bare ground accessible by ship in the Antarctic. >Sometime in 1870, a covert expedition sent from Europe to the volcano. A massive black steamship is seen undocking from Portsmouth, an unknown flag flying from her mast. Several other haulers seen leaving port then making South, their holds packed with loads of steel, heavy machinery, and provisions for thousands.>1880 London, The Victorian Crown Science Academy begins aggressively recruiting engineers, scientists and anthropologists from around the globe to form a multinational scientific force. Their ranks swell, and many take lucrative positions paid by multiple Royal benefactors. Behind closed doors, they are assessed for their capacity for military training, and survival skills in harsh environments, as well as their technical qualifications. >1888, January 11. The Stargate is powered up. Under command from her Magesty, The Queen Victoria, The Royal First Expeditionary Force is sent through to another world
The party will be playing as the Expeditionary Forces; explorers, adventurers, military men. Heroes. I plan to throw them into the mix with Gou'auld, Gates, and proper space fights. Exploration in the true Victorian Science fashion, all brass trimmings and pith helmets.What are some things you would NEED to see in a game like this?
Probably something to make sure that the Goa'uld don't just invade two weeks after getting the gate, and a way for the humies to be on par with goa'uld footsoldiers I guess.
>>49360301A fair point; the first few sessions will likely be "OH GOD they have EXPLOSIONS in their staves!" and the party procuring some tech to steal.Also, before anyone asks, the gate will have an Iris analogue. Likely being immersed in hot lava in a volcano when not in use, both to ambiently charge power and to destroy any interlopers
>>49360301>Invadem8, if they land in Antarctica, they're stuck there.By early SG1, it takes months for Apophis' vessels to come, and Jaffas have nothing that passes through the gates that could take them to the mainland. Plus, as far they'll be concerned, Earth's a worthless ice covered planet, because everyone knows if there's anything interesting on a planet, it's within walking distance of the gate.
>>49360383>everyone knows if there's anything interesting on a planet, it's within walking distance of the gate.THAT is a great point; something to be conscious of at least when writing the adventures...
>>49360284I remember the last thread; hoping this one is equally good. If you're doing space battles, I would say you should crib some ideas from Space: 1889 and do open decked steamships guided by aetheric rudders.
>>49360045I don't really have anything to contribute other than to say that this sounds really cool. I'll admit that I'm more fond of the concept of star gates in general than of the Stargate universe, itself, but this sounds like one of the more interesting ways of doing either. >What are some things you would NEED to see in a game like this?Lots of cold weather gear? Merely surviving Antarctica can be quite the undertaking; just ask Shackleton. So I'd very much play up the isolation, the harsh conditions, and survivalist aspects of the setting (rationing and so forth). Once they're through the gate, they might find it hard to retreat through it, suddenly plunging them back into arctic (well, antarctic) conditions without much in the way of support. That's the sort of thing you have to prepare for. So it might act like a cold wall of desolation, forcing them to take refuge and survive in world on the other side of the gate.
>>49360045I am so going to steal this idea. Just gonna decide which GURPS books to use with this.>INB4 they steal advanced weaponry>INB4 they use it to conquer the world>All hail Britannia furiously playing in the background>Worlddominationintensifies.jpg
>>49360465Ahh, Space 1889;certainly going to be pullling theme from that classicLikely I'll keep it harder Sci-fi, but if i can get an open deck protected by one way force screens, and firing lines on top? That would be fun!
>>49360531>inb4 Nottu diss shittu agen
>>49360499>Antarctica: survival edition!I think the early campaign will be mostly based out of the Antarctic directly, but then I'll move the second phase of the game to a 'Alpha Site" on a new world they procure. Make it so they start beoming slightly self-sufficient and rely on orders from home, rather than EVERYTHING>>49360503High tech for the era equipmentThats about it dawg. Im already doing this one in GURPS too :P
>>49360555Ooh, that sounds like a good time to have the home gate fail completely, leaving them stranded on Nova Victoria (or whatever you call your new colony world).
>>49360591>Nova VictoriaMiiiight need to steal that name.Also that plot point
How will they do it with probes and stuff? Becuase what if the party ends up on a toxic world, or what if the gate is out in space?
>>49360637One way to solve this would be if they got some sort of update for their stargate or someway to know what planets to go to and not go to
>>49360637more primitive method implementing diving helmet. if something goes wrong, they would make a sacrifice.
>>49360637Luck, at the beginning, and then Im forcing in radio telegraphy in the beginning. Really, a stray dog with a transmitter strapped to him with a repeating signal, hooked up to the dog's heatbeat/breathing. Assuming it still transmitting after 5 minutes on the clock, they send in a scout party.This will all be pre-party though. I want them exploring direct, and the scouts will be the extreeme canaries in a coal mine
>>49360637Send through a trained animal of some sort.
>>49360284>What are some things you would NEED to see in a game like this?I'd imagine that any pre-WWI tech would probably rapidly advance to at least WWI levels just to try to play catch-up with Goa'uld technology. Possibly closer to even WWII level tech.Start off with Wichester repeating rifles and Gatling guns, and progress towards automatic rifles, submachine guns, assault rifles, and machine guns.Maybe throw in the odd Tesla/Eddison electric "rifle" (something similar in size/shape to a Ghostbusters proton pack) to give our heroes some kind of Staff Weapon or Zat'nik'tel equivalent.
>>49360693Maybe show the really nasty side of Pax Brittania and send in prisoners. Occasionally they escape the chain.
What if the party encounters another human civilazation that are more advanced then them? Like for example the civilazion they encounter when the dial up to a stargate standing in a museum exhibit?
>>49360705>GUNZCertainly my good man! Cameo appearances by the greatest engineers of the time will be a nice treat. I'm certainly gonna have some space-wizardry done by a certain Serbian electrical engineer, If I can.I can also see them encountering zat guns, and the engineers going "Why does it need to run forever? Turn up the power and blow shit up with 100 shots! Expendability!"
>>49360734A great question; what happens if they meet a technocracy? or even just spacefarers? I'm certain it will come down to Earth being shunned away, seen as barbaric conquerers. Might all come down to how the players handle it. Might make that a nice big finisher for later campaignReally,. I think the fun will be had trapsing about as yet another uplifted decadent and flawed empire, clawing space out in the Ancients wake, competing with other backward powers for space
>>49360688>Im forcing in radio telegraphy in the beginning. Really, a stray dog with a transmitter strapped to him with a repeating signal, hooked up to the dog's heatbeat/breathing.You're playing fast and loose with technology? Because wireless telegraphy didn't yet exist in 1888, and even decades later, there's no way you'd be able to have a transmitter small enough to strap it to a dog, much less the sophistication to monitor his heartbeat and breathing. What you're talking about there sounds more like a Vietnam-era feat (and even that's giving mad science the benefit of the doubt).
>>49360045Without the gate address on the cover stones from the Egyptian gate, and without the subsequent addresses from the Abydos cartouche they'd be dialing at random without even knowing how many symbols there are in an address or that addresses end in a point of origin.>>49360637You could engineer some kind of elaborate electromechanical device that emits a simple radio signal and ceases to emit it if temperature or barometric pressure drop below a particular point, push it through the gate and set up a receiver on your side and you'd be able to get a vague indication of whether or not conditions on the other side were kind of safe.
>>49360786Yeah, its kinda getting swept under the rug. Likely Ill introduce some lost tech they recover from the other side, on a dead world/gou'auld outpost. Then adaptation of the higher tech begins!As much as I can have the party struggle fruitlessly to dial a gate to a random world and fall into a sun,. I think it would be more fun to not die XCOM style every session
Isn't is possible shipping away the gate to less remote area? maybe Austrailian mainland or Tasmania.
>>49360790>no phone booksI've been considering this. Would it be hackeneyed to say there was a lucky find, and the last address the DHD in antarctica had got them to a devestated Gou'auld outpost they could scavenge some tech and maps from?>>49360812I'm enamoured with a volcano+ice location, for practical security and SCIENCE!
What about alien bacteria and other nasty stuff that could kill humans?
>>49360705I think you're going about things the wrong way. Goa'uld technology would be utilized first and foremost. Some things might be reversed engineered, but a lot of it would be frankly beyond the capabilities of 19th century scientists and engineers. Maybe they'd learn some basics and crudely advanced along similar lines, producing really shitty versions of their staves and such. Like, I'm thinking of bazooka-sized tubes with wires leading to car battery-size power packs just to produce something less accurate and *maybe* as powerful, though probably with a reduced range. And assault rifles? I don't see it. That's different technology, and if anything, their focus on reverse-engineering Goa'uld technology would lead them away from the innovation of conventional arms.
>>49360821Gate excavation site might contain some ancient phonebook left.
>>49360812It would be frankly easier and far less suspicious to mount an expedition to recover the gate from the glacier it's buried in (which is apparently close enough to water with shallow enough ice that a submarine can surface there) than it would be to continuously ship resources to Antarctica for no apparent reason.
>>49360806That could certainly still be fun, but maybe it's the history buff in me that thinks it would be cooler to avoid anachronism and play things as straight as possible. This would lead to more interesting and original play. You train the dog to go through, wait around for a bit, and come back.
>>49360834yes, gould tech would not directly help them developing assault rifle or jet fighter.
>>49360821The British Empire occupies Egypt at this point in time anyway, it would be completely plausible for them to also find that gate, in which case they'd have the address to Abydos and also a gate in a sensible location, all they'd need to do is move the DHD.
>>49360857Unfortunately you can't do this, since the gate only goes in one direction.
>>49360831>realistic space flu!Maybe as a plot point, but its gonna be a bit soft scifi, I think, on that point>>49360834>tech stealingCertainly gonna happen. Likely directed by the party's input. Kinda Xcom style?>>49360903>egypt connectionsThing is, in canon, the beta gate in the ice is from the time of the ancients. The Alpha gate in the sand is from the the Gou'auld first conquered Earth and plunked a gate on the ground themselves manually. It would be a bit of a stretch to find a connection from the Antarctic to the Egyptians... Other than vague hieroglyphics
>>49360983It's really simple. The random fringe archeologist they get to take a look at the gate says "I'VE SEEN THIS!!" rummages through his backpack, pulls out an old book that has an etching of an egyptian mural that has a picture of the stargate in it.
>>49361078Hah, well, it would be pretty in line to say that anyone with an archaology background likely has deep roots in Egyptology...
>>49360942Then what good is a radio going to do?
>>49361138Most types of electromagnetic radiation goes both ways.
>>49361138You need to brush up on the setting anon! Matter goes one way only. Energy is uninterrupted. So transmissions are a-okayBut regardless, the whole situation where the gates get scouted my become a bit moot, as likely they will have a 'conveniently placed' list of habitable sites to visit. I'm probably going to have to make that a plot point as well, so the players dont feel it was lampshaded.,.
>>49361165Since the Aincent terran gate could be more advanced, just have it not locking into planets aren't habitable? Just a thought.
>>49361185Ah yeah! it IS using a DHD, from the Ancient Era, so that might be a great way to explain it!And they start trying to reverse engineer the Ancient language from their BSOD error messages.
>>49360503Just High Tech for general gear and weapons.Basic Set has all the rules you'd want on playing on different worlds (or in Antarctica).You could give a look to spaceships if you think it's going to be relevant, but desu, short of stealing a Ha'tak and deathgliders like in the show, I don't think you'd need it. I really doubt tau'ri could build any kind of spaceships in 1888 or thereabout, it's just way too early.I'm not super sure 1888 people would really need Martial Arts, but it's always a good book, you know? Especially since Jaffa have this martial arts staff fighting thing going on.>>49360688First world they find has an ancient outpost filled with kinos, obviously.
>>49361185The Antarctic gate is older than the egypt gate, not newer and the only controls on the DHD are symbols and the big red button.The pegasus gates which actually are newer and more advanced are routinely found in orbit of planets, so the functionality you proposed wouldn't even make sense.
>>49361153Actually, in the movie at least, doesn't the transmission come not through the gate but through space, instantly traversing many light years of space through the magic of script writers being bad at science? Or am I misremembering things?
>>49360688I'd suggest using canaries, coal mine style, rather than dogs. You're British, for fucks' sake, dogs are a man's best friend. Only the god-damned Russians would use dogs for that.
>>49361204>>49361243>KINO's not dawgs!Both great points. Gotta keep the dogs alive, fucking space tech to the rescue!
>>49360834desu in 1888 in GURPS, you don't really need to steal guns or reverse engineer goa'uld tech.By default in GURPS, ~1890 rifles hit *hard*, and if Jaffas have such good armor that people feel some kind of armor piercing is needed, Jaffas are going to get rekt. Our rifles'd have a similar rate of fire, but way better accuracy and damage.>>49361226I think they just ignore the radio thing in the movie, and came up with "only matter can't go both ways" in the series to explain the movie.
>>49361243My friend points out that "go through the ring or it's back to the debtors' jail" might work; the poor are a pretty expendable resource.
>>49361202A DHD has no interface to provide feedback on, it doesn't provide any feedback to the person dialing it at all. It either successfully dials or doesn't. Also the only difference between the beta gate DHD and any other DHD is that it has a different symbol for the point of origin.
>>49361243>Only the god-damned Russians would use dogs for that.Amundsen's team killed and ate their dogs in order to make it to the south pole, so add in Norwegians.But now we're talking about micro-transmitters suitable for canaries?
>>49361296>I think they just ignore the radio thing in the movieUnless I'm confusing it with another movie, they figure out where the world is from the direction in space the transmission is coming from.
>>49361296good old elephant gun would work, though zet gun would be useful.
>>49361310The problem isn't what you send through, it's getting information back without telecommunications. Without it that random prisoner has to find the DHD on the other side of the gate, dial home and come back through to report what's on the other side, which wouldn't have worked in the scenario in the movie where the home address is unknown, or in any case where the DHD is damaged or distant from the gate for some reason, like if it got put in a museum.
>>49361296There was the great suggestion in the last thread about this that they just make .303 British is an armor piercing Naquadah core since it's both incredibly hard and incredibly dense.
>>49361381A basket of trained carrier pigeons.
>>49361356Looking at stats, an elephant gun does 6d+2 pi++. That's kind overkill.The Lebel Modèle 1886 does 6d pi and is easier to handle and much cheaper. To stick to British things, the Lee-Metford mk1 is stated as 5d+2pi.>>49361414I was about to ask if late 19th Brits could figure that out, but then I remembered 90% of the Goa'uld slaves still live in the bronze age and still manage to build spaceships.So yay, AP ammo for all! And probably as good as ultra-tech's so you don't have to multiply the damage by 0.7!
>>49361381What about something designed to give out a radio pulse? Some much cruder than wireless telegraphy. Maybe a barrel full of chemicals that would react and send off electromagnetic pulse when its chambers are opened to one another, or a metal rod (connected to wires?) is slid into it or something. No fidelity. No control. Just a spike that would be detectable even by very crude equipment. A burst of static.
>>49360851How long can an address stay punched in without a user hitting the big red "Go" button in the middle?If the DHD already had an address locked in, but never confirmed, the expedition could get one free trip to wherever the last user (millenia prior) was planning to go.A user that could have been on their way to some place like an outpost, one with addresses, that may now be abandoned. This could still fit with the continuity of the show, if that's important, as Jack and Sam coming to Earth through the gate would have cleared the DHD.
>>49361153So you could use some kind of radar imaging to give you some idea of what was on the other side of a gate? I mean, not in 1888, but for the modern day stuff?
>>49361509>never cleared the browser historyI like that, a lot!>>49361440>gurps gun pornCertainly going to have them capable of fighting Gou'auld. The armor always looked to me like finely filigreed but ultimately bullet-susceptible stuff. A nasty surprise to them when the Tau'ri start shooting back!also>>49361414>Naquadah core .303 is my new favorite idea. Maybe making them into quasi-explosive rounds?
>>49361440>I was about to ask if late 19th Brits could figure that outPeople in the past weren't stupid. They just didn't really produce armor piercing ammunition for small arms in this period because it wasn't really useful. Wounding ability was much more important.
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>>49361605certainly; there was an argument in the era for big fat man stopper rounds, so they could put down 'savages' without a second shot. Something about a white man taking a breather when bested, and an african going for your face if you didnt kill him outright.Crazy times. Doctrine was based on bad sociology :PI can certainly see a scientist being amazed at the properties of Naquadah, and then that (via the players) influencing the casting of experimental new rounds.
>>49361587It's not really clear exactly how Naquadah interacts with explosives, but it's clearly not actually unstable or explosive by itself since people make stargates and spaceships out of it. As part of a bullet I doubt it would actually act like an explosive since all its doing is hitting the target.See Armor-Piercing Hardcore (High-Tech 167) or Armor-Piercing Enhanced Penetrator (Ultra-Tech 152) for reference. Basically you'd get significantly greater armor penetration in exchange for slightly reduced wounding ability.
>>49361695>certainly; there was an argument in the era for big fat man stopper rounds, so they could put down 'savages' without a second shot.
>>49361695>certainly; there was an argument in the era for big fat man stopper rounds, so they could put down 'savages' without a second shot. Something about a white man taking a breather when bested, and an african going for your face if you didnt kill him outright.Well Jaffas are tougher than Africans. I mean hell, Teal'c once drank scolding hot coffee right out of the pot!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9HeShH8OBg
>>49361760Now, if you take liquid Naquadah (which I guess is Naquadah dissolved in something), mix it with some kind of bonding agent and then pour it into a shell then you're cooking with gas.
>>49361862>You are now transporting a 16.25" naval gun to the gate room to shell the enemy fortifications with HE Naquadah shells.
>>49361605I was talking about figuring out naquadah, not AP rounds, which appeared around that time I believe.
>>49361934The density and hardness of Naquadah are immediately apparent from the physical properties of the gate. They may have difficulty working it initially, but its extraction and processing are carried out by bronze age slaves with no industrial infrastructure or scientific knowledge.
>>49361983Likely impure ore, bonded composites. Likely it easily melts down from the compounds, but purified stuff hardens better.WO KNOWS its all superscience :D It will be fun to use!
>>49360353>the gate will have an Iris analogue. Likely being immersed in hot lava in a volcano when not in use, both to ambiently charge power and to destroy any interlopersIn another stargate thread not too long ago several people were talking about pointing the stargate upwards as a cheap defensive mechanism. Sure it wouldn't work against everything but against invasion on foot, or say deadly particle beams use to super heat the iris it would work great.
>>493621661. I have a hilarious mental image of a raiding party just going up into midair, then back down into the gate surface. Cartoon style2. If the gate has no iris, why would they be shooting an iris-defeating particle beam through?
>>49362280>I have a hilarious mental image of a raiding party just going up into midair, then back down into the gate surface. Cartoon styleThat happened in an episode.Or something like it. Fuck, now I'm going to have to break out the DVD collection.
>>49361765Bah an englishman with an american autoloader! Pah!This is the proper weapon of a gentleman who gets "stuck in" with the natives.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWGII108sOU>>49361153Why not a prisoner on death row with a coil of copper cable and a morse key? It't not hard to teach someone how to send basic messages in morse and the prisoners might go free if they survive a certain amounts of jumps.Or a monkey that is teached to send a certain letter as long as it lives, long enough signal, send in the chaps! Martini-Henrys locked and loaded gentlemen, those Jaffa lads needs a jolly good thrashing with some proper .455 lead from Birmingham, HUZZA!Oh and OP thanks for this idea!
>>49362322i cant remember, i know the vortex is a killer. But going back in the stargate after you have been sent through?
>>49362423Successful volunteers could be sent to an off world Bravo site, space Australia.
>>49362449Killer too, m8. That's like an important plot point in a dozen episodes.
>>493624231888 on the ramparts of fort Victoria, Biandia, Raj quadrant:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1csr0dxalpI Colour Sgt. Bourne: Sir, sentries report the Jaffa have gone. All of them! It's a miracle.Lt. Chard: If it's a miracle, Colour Sergeant, it's a short chamber Boxer-Henry point-four-five caliber miracle.Sgt. Bourne: And a bayonet, sir, with some guts behind it.
>>49362760Ooooh now thats strategy. Appear undermanned, draw them in , fight a melee to engage, fall back and then BAM, volleyfire. Amazing.fucked if they got flanked at all, but they set it up well
>>49362880Well it is based upon a real battle. The one where most Victoria Crosses where earned. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Rorke%27s_Drift
>>49362423>Why not a prisoner on death row with a coil of copper cable and a morse key?It's not in any way certain that you could do that since the matter passing into the stargate is dematerialized. The cable won't actually be continuous.
>>49362973Well that is for someone nerdier than me to figure out, but i do remember people going though the stargate into outer space and being tethered and coming to a halt via cable from the stargate. Or am i imagining that? Otherwise, that serbian inventor mentioned earlier in the thread did figure out how to use electric fields. Send the prisoner into the gate with a gigantic backpack battery with a antennae and a key. Have a light bulb in the gateroom and as long as the bulb is blinking...
>>49362449The event horizon of the destination gate de-materializes you in the same way as the origin gate, but you don't actually get re-materialized because that event horizon has no destination. Maybe if you're lucky you get stored in the gates buffer.So you can stick your hand in the event horizon of the destination gate and pull it back out just fine, this is shown in an episode, but if you're fully de-materialized you're pretty much just deleted from the universe.
They find some Kino's left behind by the ancients who placed the Stargate>>49360661It has some gate addresses to start with maybe a video of gate operation. That would would give them incentive/starting guidence and a idea how/what the gates were.>>49360688And they could be used to check out a gate before entering. A limited number could be found to find destinations, then the Brave Men of Her Majesty would have to enter the bloody thing.Then you have all kinds of neat ideasMaybe something snuck out and stowed away back to England and Maybe it's not a human Jack the Ripper. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1888_in_the_United_Kingdom I love this campaign idea Bravo OP http://stargate.wikia.com/wiki/Kino
>>49363099Imagining it.There was a sequence with a cable, but that was O'neil and Teal'c going down from the windows in front of the gate to the gate itself, to get a nuke as close as possible. The gate was stuck open because a team went to explore a planet close to wormhole dialed, and the wormhole's gravitational waves or whatever got the gate stuck open.
>>49363498>anything from destiny
>>49363774Kino'd be absurdly useful and convenient for a program that doesn't have MALPs.
>>49363817The problem is it's a piece of equipment only found in destiny, specifically on Destiny itself. It wouldn't make much sense for them to find them anywhere in the milky way.I mean by all means give them something like that if you want, but you'd be better off using something like the Goa'uld orb thing seen in the pilot, or even a recon drone like those used by Anubis.
>>49363760I was thinking of ep10 s1 torment of tantalus. Where the cable is cut when the gate seizes, but if anything could be sent back before the gate ended, I don't remember.Well I think my idea of an early radio by Nikola tesla is plausible. Since he did figure out how to radio control a boat about that time. Or just send the brave of her majestys subjects and hope for the best
>>49364463>Well I think my idea of an early radio by Nikola tesla is plausible. Since he did figure out how to radio control a boat about that time. Or just send the brave of her majestys subjects and hope for the best6 of one , half a dozen of the other, and the game will turn out fine. Just gotta make sure the team is absolutely racist and in the service to QUEEN AND COUNTRY
How outlandish would it be to have a race of mechanical androids? Like, as a major faction in the setting?Not replicators, and not terminators. But maybe... Somewhat simple not-robots, smart enough to engage in small talk, but not to really learn and improve. Self repair, but not design. Kinda Bicentennial Man in the earliest stages? Left over from another race perhaps?
1894 the Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi built the first complete, commercially successful wireless telegraphy system based on airborne Hertzian waves (radio transmission). Marconi demonstrated application of radio in military and marine communications and started a company for the development and propagation of radio communication services and equipment.so maybe with the Advent of Her Majestys Stargate Project 1880 they hired the best and brightest. So maybe we get in 1887 " You will be using a very advanced device A Hertizan Communicator invented by a Italian chap named Marconi. You will find him over in the research camp" All kinds of neat ideas are bouncing in my head for this.These Stargate Fellows are very advanced they use Hertzian communicators, very compact only 6 stone in weight but you can talk for several leagues. They also use Webley Self-Extracting Revolvers and other very advanced equipment. heh my captacha was tea.... :) very british
>>49361221The Stargates do have a certain inbuilt functionality that serves as safeguards. Like not creating wormholes through a sun, for example. The Tau'ri tend to bypass those issues because no DHD, which pissed off the Asgard once or twice.
>>49361760Naquadah is supposed to be a room-temperature superconductor, or a core element of one, since they say several times that the Stargate is one and also that it's made of naquadah. Naquadria was the explosive version.
>>49363760It was time dilation from the black hole. The Stargate was drawing power from it, and that plus the dilation kept the gate open and impossible to shut down.I think Carter mentioned it shouldn't have been possible (observation of a black hole) via the laws of physics, but it was some fluke of wormhole operation.
>>49360705>>49360740John Browning was alive in this time period, his first design of the M1895 was made sometime in the late 1880s. It is a air-cooled beltfed machine gun with a fire rate of 400+ rounds per minute. If he was recruited it would not be out of the realm of possibility for the group to get nearly modern equipment, including magazine-fed pistols like Browning's 1911. The gun was so innovative that if you didnt know what it was you would not be able to tell it was engineered over 100 years ago.
>>49364076The Destiny is older than Ancients in the Milky Way though. Most caches of kinos have probably been looged by goa'ulds, just need to find one intact.
>>49365324Or just have a rather large detachment of indian troops to send in first."Well lads the bulb is blinking breathable air! You lot go first and we send in the first extraterrestrial expeditionary force after you lot! Now now, no praying, no time! Get your pashtun backside up that ramp!And now i have a wish to see the 17th lancers charge through the gate to save the group, armed with Naquadah enhanced lances that pierce Jaffa armour
>>49368954Naquadah bombs are a thing, as are Naquadah enhanced nuclear bombs, it's also the fuel source of most Goa'uld technology. The term "weapons grade Naquadah" is frequently used throughout the series. So in addition to being a superconductor it also clearly useful for creating powerful explosives and for power generation. Naquadria was the extremely rare, highly unstable variant only found on that one planet where the bad Daniel replacement came from.Possibly there are different isotopes of Naquadah, or Naquadah behaves very differently depending on if its pure or alloyed.
>>49369062This is England, so actually the relevant personality when it comes to small arms development is Hiram Maxim and the various staff of the Royal Small Arms Factory.
Standard British rifle in 1888 would be the Magazine Lee-Metford, literally introduced into line service that year. Black powder cartridge at first, with smokeless coming into service later on--found to cause accelerated wear of the barrels. If the campaign lasts to 1895 then you finally get the original Magazine Lee-Enfield.>all this stuff about Goa'uld technology and NaquadahFair enough, but I'll always remember Stargate as being the series where Earth's guns are a fair fight for alien blasty shit a lot of the time. It's just here you trade autofire for being able to plug a Jaffa square in the symbiote from 400 meters out with a good shot.
>>49366639>"The correct term is a Marconi-Bell Hertzian Wave Remote Communication Device, gentlemen. And it fits handily into this pull-cart, batteries and all!"
>>49372486>"Why that cart could be drawn by a single horse or ass! How incredibly convenient!"
Soooo nobody thinks robot baddies ? K
>>49376237>robot baddiesNot replicators
>>49366160>>49376237Meh, the problem is that trope's been pulled by literally everyone. Why not shoggoths or something of you want to play the "masterless servants" card?
>>49360688"We just need to ship some of the damn penal colonists set for transportation here, instead of to Australia, what?"
>>49362973death row prisoner in an underwater explorer get up, bomb locked to their body inside the pressure armour, on a timer, needs a key to turn it off?
>>49376998You know, that might not be too bad. My original plan called for the not!Roman empire which spawned a power armor wearing empire,of which, they were also corrupted by eldritch powers...
>>49363123huh that odd the ancients were super into safety I'd think they'd have made the destination less deadly...
>>49383698Nothing is idiot-proof. If it was, 70% of the plots in the shows wouldn't have happened.Granted, a decent chunk of that 70% is also Earth humans finding Ancient shit and turning it on without reading the instruction manual.
Bump for Queen and Country!