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by Steelinghades
2020-08-29 12:01pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Types of Elemental Magick in Fantasy
Replies: 9
Views: 1482

Types of Elemental Magick in Fantasy

The thread is actually rather simple, what is all the kinds of elements you can think of to make up Elemental magic in fantasy? For example, everyone probably knows things like Fire and earth, but what else can you think of? For example, from Naruto There's things like Vacuum, Ice and Wood, but what...
by Steelinghades
2020-06-30 04:03pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Translating Non-standard modern ships to Sci Fi.
Replies: 22
Views: 4994

Translating Non-standard modern ships to Sci Fi.

This thread is rather simple, how would you personally go about translating various naval vessels that are basically completely ignored in Sci fi into a sci fi setting? I'm talking about things like Littoral combat ships or LHAs, or even things like Japan's Helicopter destroyers. They're completely ...
by Steelinghades
2019-07-28 01:48pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: EA Fleet vs UNSC Fleet
Replies: 13
Views: 7245

Re: EA Fleet vs UNSC Fleet

The EA's already legendary point defense capability will almost certainly put paid any hope of the UNSC getting any missile strikes, but they're used to that. Would the interceptor grid blunt MAC salvoes? While the Interceptor system will help, It won't be able to handle the sheer number of missile...
by Steelinghades
2019-07-18 02:00pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: EA Fleet vs UNSC Fleet
Replies: 13
Views: 7245

Re: EA Fleet vs UNSC Fleet

The GOD platforms seemed to need a hell of a lot of time to charge up their beam weapon, or else Sheridan's forces wouldn't have been able to knock them all out of commission before they turned their fire on Earth. They also had a nice little missile rack for a bit of spam. Anyone have a general id...
by Steelinghades
2019-07-17 12:11pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: EA Fleet vs UNSC Fleet
Replies: 13
Views: 7245

Re: EA Fleet vs UNSC Fleet

High Infinity? It's basically invincible. Mid end however, the warlocks and victories should be able to do it. What are they using to punch through her shields let alone the nearly 5m of armor beneath those shields? The same guns that allow the GOD satellites to destroy the eastern seaboard? And th...
by Steelinghades
2019-07-14 11:18pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: EA Fleet vs UNSC Fleet
Replies: 13
Views: 7245

Re: EA Fleet vs UNSC Fleet

Can the B5 fleet even scratch the Infinity-class given its level of shielding and armor? Heck, I don't think that entire fleet manages to out mass the Infinity-class alone, let alone the rest of the UNSC fleet. High Infinity? It's basically invincible. Mid end however, the warlocks and victories sh...
by Steelinghades
2019-07-14 09:22pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: EA Fleet vs UNSC Fleet
Replies: 13
Views: 7245

EA Fleet vs UNSC Fleet

Scenario: Due to ROB dickery, a fleet of earth alliance ships of Babylon five and a fleet of the United nations space command come across each other in the Sol system and due to ROB reasons, attack each other. Calcs: Megaton/Mid. Victory condition: Complete destruction of one sides forces. Canon: No...
by Steelinghades
2019-07-14 09:01pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Implications of small scale wide spread FTL travel.
Replies: 31
Views: 13573

Re: Implications of small scale wide spread FTL travel.

What about the other points raised? Which ones? My question about how precise the FTL drive is. I answered that one earlier in the thread, I used warping into a garage as the example. What about fuel? Assuming a craft of Subaru size, one tonne of fuel will last around four days, FTL drives increase...
by Steelinghades
2019-07-10 12:07am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Implications of small scale wide spread FTL travel.
Replies: 31
Views: 13573

Re: Implications of small scale wide spread FTL travel.

Solauren wrote: 2019-07-09 11:07pm What about the other points raised?
Which ones?
by Steelinghades
2019-07-09 08:56pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Implications of small scale wide spread FTL travel.
Replies: 31
Views: 13573

Re: Implications of small scale wide spread FTL travel.

What are the side effects of exposure to the fields that allow FTL? What are thier effects on the environment when activated in an atmosphere? On living creatures? On nearby electronics outside the field? If you're in a vehicle properly shielded against radiation, the effects are minimal. As for th...
by Steelinghades
2019-07-06 12:49am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Implications of small scale wide spread FTL travel.
Replies: 31
Views: 13573

Re: Implications of small scale wide spread FTL travel.

Batman wrote: 2019-07-05 10:23pm What about fuel?
Assuming a craft of Subaru size, one tonne of fuel will last around four days, FTL drives increase fuel expenditure by a facture of three to seven, depending on the size of the craft.
by Steelinghades
2019-07-05 09:14pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Implications of small scale wide spread FTL travel.
Replies: 31
Views: 13573

Re: Implications of small scale wide spread FTL travel.

First - Discovery does not mean quick widespread implication. The second it's confirmed, the military and government will lock the tech down quickly. Second - What about launching from a gravity well? Just because you can FTL cheap once in space, doesn't mean you can do it from the ground. if it st...
by Steelinghades
2019-07-05 05:00pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Implications of small scale wide spread FTL travel.
Replies: 31
Views: 13573

Re: Implications of small scale wide spread FTL travel.

Does the warp field lower the vehicle’s mass? If not a Subaru slamming into a city at FTL speeds would probably cause a lot of damage. No it doesn't, but to exit warp you have to slow down to a few kilometers a second. Question: What are the limitations on this? For example, do you have to be a cer...
by Steelinghades
2019-07-05 04:23pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Implications of small scale wide spread FTL travel.
Replies: 31
Views: 13573

Implications of small scale wide spread FTL travel.

The thread is quite simple, the year is 2105--random year chosen--faster then light travel, in the classical warp style, is discovered, however the FTL drives have a quirk to them. They are small enough you can fit them in the family's Subaru and cheap enough a middle class family can afford one or ...
by Steelinghades
2019-06-28 12:39am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Grave of the Stars (Original)
Replies: 2
Views: 8075

Re: Grave of the Stars (Original)

Nice stuff , this looks interesting :) Looking forward to seeing more soon :D Glad to hear that, and after a far too long hiatus here's the next chapters. Chapter Three 2,367th year by Imperial Reckoning, 8,211th year by Time keeping of the Eternal Watchers, 4th year of the Blood handed Reign, Terr...
by Steelinghades
2019-06-27 06:21pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Help with designing a sci fi combat paragon.
Replies: 18
Views: 9032

Re: Help with designing a sci fi combat paragon.

There are no choke points via their FTL system and it's capable of four parsecs a day. Common weapons include missiles and guided kinetics with DEWs being rarer. They have FTL sensors our to a light hour, though stealthy systems do exist. So fights mostly happen around big important stuff that one ...
by Steelinghades
2019-06-23 09:41am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Help with designing a sci fi combat paragon.
Replies: 18
Views: 9032

Re: Help with designing a sci fi combat paragon.

Is the way around shields to overwhelms them with mass fire and hope something slips through, going wide with things like wide beam nuked pumped particle beams, or is it being tricky/accurate to shoot where the shield isn't currently in a position to defend? The latter, for a shield to actually pro...
by Steelinghades
2019-06-22 08:31pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Help with designing a sci fi combat paragon.
Replies: 18
Views: 9032

Re: Help with designing a sci fi combat paragon.

As Batman said, you'd only really care about the phase drive if you can use it at full burn, otherwise trying to use it (outside of maybe the occasional snap turn) would make you a sitting duck. Plus, unless your small ships have the top end of that acceleration range and the larger ships are at th...
by Steelinghades
2019-06-21 10:03pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Help with designing a sci fi combat paragon.
Replies: 18
Views: 9032

Help with designing a sci fi combat paragon.

Greeting all, I've started writing a mil sci fi series and having come up with the current drive details I'm going to go with, I'd like to share them with you fine folks and hear your thoughts on how combat should logically play out given the engine details. In essence, there are two drives on a sta...
by Steelinghades
2018-08-31 01:14pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Capital ships of my sci fi verse.
Replies: 6
Views: 4268

Re: Capital ships of my sci fi verse.

How restrictive is the treaty? Is it just tonnage and numbers or also puts restrictions on systems? If some nation cheats and secretly builds a fleet of most effective ships their tech base allows would it make everything else obsolete? Space is big and it is conceivable that someone could establis...
by Steelinghades
2018-08-30 12:32pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Capital ships of my sci fi verse.
Replies: 6
Views: 4268

Re: Capital ships of my sci fi verse.

Quick update for ship weapons and a bit on capabilities. Starship weaponry Weaponry mounted on warships comes in three primary forms: Kinetic, munition exotic. Kinetic weaponry Railguns and coilguns make up this family of weaponry, they fire guided and thruster propelled--in addition to the speed gi...
by Steelinghades
2018-08-26 07:06pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Capital ships of my sci fi verse.
Replies: 6
Views: 4268

Capital ships of my sci fi verse.

For this thread, I'll be posting the information, lore and such for my personal sci fi setting's capital ships in the hope that you may, if you so choose, critique the doctrine--of them--and if they make sense in universe. So, let's begin. The Interstellar Domain. Founded over seen centuries ago by ...
by Steelinghades
2018-06-28 12:11pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Imperium of Man Vs Galactic Empire [Mass combat, Elites conflit, Space supremacy]
Replies: 8
Views: 4279

Re: Imperium of Man Vs Galactic Empire [Mass combat, Elites conflit, Space supremacy]

but the IoM has no carriers in their force. They have one carrier, but If you think It's not balanced I could give the IOM force a few escort carriers for fighter support. (If I could figure out how to edit the OP, that is) If any of the Imperium's ship's have nova cannon, Only the mars has a Nova ...
by Steelinghades
2018-06-28 12:19am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Imperium of Man Vs Galactic Empire [Mass combat, Elites conflit, Space supremacy]
Replies: 8
Views: 4279

Re: Imperium of Man Vs Galactic Empire [Mass combat, Elites conflit, Space supremacy]

U.P. Cinnabar wrote: 2018-06-28 12:17amAnd, where are all the commissars?
The commissars, along with both factions squad support weapons are in the standard quantities they'd be found in their respective universes for the forces arranged.
by Steelinghades
2018-06-27 11:40pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Imperium of Man Vs Galactic Empire [Mass combat, Elites conflit, Space supremacy]
Replies: 8
Views: 4279

Imperium of Man Vs Galactic Empire [Mass combat, Elites conflit, Space supremacy]

This scenario will pit a 40k Imperial Guard force against a Star wars Glactic Empire force In central Europe, in berlin with small elite units and for control of the highest ground. The map: Primary combat. https://i.imgur.com/zkErryc.jpg The Forces Galactic Empire 5th Force 2nd Combined Arms Brigad...