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    496 KB McSphere Anonymous 05/09/08(Fri)21:05 No.1697103  

    old thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/1538763/

    So no, I'm not dead. I decided to hold on making a new thread until I had something I couldn't work out myself - right now I have the basics of almost every race and country, and I'd like to move on to figuring out available science and technology.

    Specifically, I need to decide on including FTL communications, and how to justify it. It would be easily solved if I used SPACE MAGIC, but I don't know if I want to go that route.

    What do you think, hottento/tg/uys? If you have any other thoughts on technology and such, they'd be appreciated too.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/08(Fri)21:08 No.1697122
    Space cows. They float in space, absorbing solar energy. When they get the desired mass, they are harvested by the space bulldozer.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/08(Fri)21:12 No.1697153
    You of course need pusher and shover robots to protect your people from the terrible secret of space.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/08(Fri)21:13 No.1697161
    So far I DO have:

    - Psionics, the I-don't-want-to-include-space-magic of science fiction.
    - Teknomancy, basically a form of psionics that covers machine empathy. Naturally, most AIs aren't pleased with this and install blockers on their more important machinery, occasionally have them killed, etc.
    - Alkemy, a vague science which covers chemistry, biology, genetics and cooking, among other things; adventuring Alkemists would brew potions, create bombs, and occasionally do medic work.
    - Genetic engineering, in a pretty advanced state since it's created the McNuggets among other things.

    I'm not particularly interested in making everything stick to hard science fiction, obviously.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/08(Fri)21:18 No.1697190
    Hottentot guys?

    Shit off, my arse is a good size, my skin is pale and pasty.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/08(Fri)21:22 No.1697219
    The wars of the 21st century destroyed most of civilization - excepting the AIs that survived the destruction. These surviving AIs cause all sorts of trouble based on their prior national affiliation: The Washington, The Bear, Eiffel, The Red Book.

    The end result? The various AIs wage what can be explained as "street war" for various components they need for continued operation. The sphere is constantly undermined by the rogue AIs, who rarely consider their actions.

    Obviously different AIs would have different personalities.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/08(Fri)21:38 No.1697346
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    This could work. Nobody's been outside the McSphere, but there are immense spaces which contain stars inside them which are harvested for energy. A perfect environment for the space cow!

    Perhaps this is why nobody has been to the surface...

    Pictures or it didn't happen.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/08(Fri)21:39 No.1697347
    >> Anonymous 05/09/08(Fri)21:42 No.1697366

    Grimace will come for you in the night.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/08(Fri)21:44 No.1697381
    kill yourself nigger
    >> Anonymous 05/09/08(Fri)21:48 No.1697403
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    So, space magic and FTL communication. Still don't know if I want it, because I don't want it to overshadow the rest of the setting or stick out too much. So far the only suggestion I've got is to use something like the Warp, and since I'm not a 40kfag I don't know enough about it to know if it's the kind of thing I want.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/08(Fri)21:49 No.1697414
    >> Anonymous 05/09/08(Fri)21:51 No.1697421

    I was going to say acceleration gates in-system with unstable rifts being bridged and used for larger jumps.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/08(Fri)21:54 No.1697432

    Though, the various mascots of dead corporations manifesting themselves in a realm of pure emotion could be lulzy.

    >> Anonymous 05/09/08(Fri)22:39 No.1697612
    >I was going to say acceleration gates in-system with unstable rifts being bridged and used for larger jumps.

    I like both - spaceships seem difficult in the McSphere since quite a lot of it consists of rooms and corridors of various sizes, but on second thought, small "personal" craft large enough for, say, an adventuring party wouldn't have too much trouble, and why wouldn't there be corridors to accomodate them? Wormholes are easy, just slap them in and away you go. FTL TRANSPORT can't be super common (otherwise it would be hard to explain why there is a race whose entire thing is that they make a killing with a gigantic mass transit system), but since there's already a huge gap between what the upper- and lower-classes get, it shouldn't be too much a problem.

    Also, I welcome any excuse to include some kind of sci-fi Sigil.

    >Though, the various mascots of dead corporations manifesting themselves in a realm of pure emotion could be lulzy.

    So I checked this on Wikipedia - although I don't want to just steal 40k stuff, it's not a bad idea. Maybe McSphere has an energy realm which is mostly tapped into by the future version of the Internet for faster-than-light communication, and occasionally also used to make wormholes?
    >> Anonymous 05/09/08(Fri)22:57 No.1697713
    Use the Ansible system from Orson Scott Card stuff? (Dont remember the exact details. Some sort of material or atom or something that, when split in half, one piece would mimic the resonations produced by the other, allowing FTL communication, though requiring a fairly large network to be made)
    >> Anonymous 05/09/08(Fri)23:02 No.1697737
    >> Anonymous 05/09/08(Fri)23:27 No.1697856
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    I ran out of pictures of my robot.

    I'm going to investigate some of these ideas. While I do that, I figured I'd post a couple things about some of the other races and such I've scribbled down in my ideas so far to see if it gives anyone an idea they'd like to share.

    - Wynda's realms are generally cold, situated near McSphere's cooling systems and such; as mentioned in previous threads they're ruled by Wendy, an AI which started as a genetically altered human woman hooked up to machines and has evolved into a vast psionic entity. She enforces her will via Elder Brains, powerful psionic women in pools (or jars) of nutrient-rich liquid which rule cities.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/08(Fri)23:38 No.1697896
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    - The only other particularly fleshed-out high-tech society that isn't steampunk was the Kremelin, a group of cyborgs and teknomancers (psionics with machine empathy, take machine implants well but worry most AIs a little) with a thing for spiky red armor and a penchant for solving problems with a lack of subtlety at best and over-application of brute force at worst. They believe time is circular, and the goal of intelligent life is to transcend this time loop. In the meantime they help the universe reach the Omega Point, where history starts repeating, by trying to learn all of the McSphere's secrets and then destroy it, ushering in a new chapter of history they feel has been stalled.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/08(Fri)23:46 No.1697925
    I have a desire to shop that to say "YOU ARE HUGE", but I'm using a mac right now and can't be assed to download an image manipulation program. God damn Apple, at least provide an iMSPaint with your OS!
    >> Anonymous 05/09/08(Fri)23:46 No.1697931
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    Speaking of, if this is going to be a playable setting, I need weaponry. (Incidentally, I'd probably stat this up in BESM because I tend to like using it for non-fantasy games provided it's used responsibly.)

    The only one I've got in mind is the Baconator, which would either be a flamethrower or a laser cannon designed to turn organic targets into tasty fried treats.
    >> Anonymous 05/10/08(Sat)00:16 No.1698069
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    this cant end well....
    >> Anonymous 05/10/08(Sat)01:38 No.1698410
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    Bump for Friend Grimace.
    >> Anonymous 05/10/08(Sat)03:19 No.1698847
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    >> Anonymous 05/10/08(Sat)06:37 No.1699486
    >> Anonymous 05/10/08(Sat)08:39 No.1699740
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    Bump with stuff suggested by someone quite awesome over IRC:

    - Greasethrower, like a flame-thrower, but sprays the target with scalding hot grease
    - Recycler Gun. It mushes anything you shove into the clip into a general approximation of a bullet shape and covers it in a sci-fi plastic sheet as hard as steel
    - LA Gun, a ray gun that temporarily removes all of the target's skills, leaving them essentially only useful for fast food service (LA for Liberal Arts)
    - Vacator. Er, "vacates" the target's intestines, rather like what might happen a few hours after eating in a dirty fast food place. Painful and embarassing, but not really damaging
    - Icon Droids. Lethal, heavily armed, deadly and... looking exactly like your favourite fast food mascot, as well as playing their most well-known jingle. Few people can get themselves to open fire on them without an extreme act of will, having been conditioned from childhood to love them.

    I'm probably going to work more on weapons like this - we've already seen laser cannons and such a thousand times over, and why not make them fit the theme? (Anyway, one of the inspirations for this had the Gravitational Beam Emitter.) Only thing that has come to mind is a gun that fires cans of soft drink at high speeds, but then I'm rather tired.

    In fact, I'm probably going to bed, but I'm leaving this thread up in case someone has ideas (any at all, really).
    >> Anonymous 05/10/08(Sat)08:42 No.1699745
    >> Anonymous 05/10/08(Sat)08:56 No.1699759
    >> Anonymous 05/10/08(Sat)09:17 No.1699791
    >Vacator. Er, "vacates" the target's intestines, rather like what might happen a few hours after eating in a dirty fast food place. Painful and embarassing, but not really damaging

    The Bowel disruptor would like a word with you

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