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by Coalition
2012-03-01 04:49am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Wikileaks, Sratfor Confidential Edition
Replies: 18
Views: 3793

Re: Wikileaks, Sratfor Confidential Edition

Lots of fun definitions: ATF - Alcohol Tobacco and Fire Arms. Rednecks with a license to kill. Never, ever, ever ask for their help on anything. Green-carder - A source working for you because he believes that you will take him to America where he will own a Seven-Eleven. Try not to disabuse him unt...
by Coalition
2012-02-23 11:27am
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Are fixed defenses superior to ships in Star Trek?
Replies: 20
Views: 3033

Re: Are fixed defenses superior to ships in Star Trek?

The problem with such a solution is that it's obvious they were trying to fit a square peg into a round hole... they needed a way for our heroes to succeed without having to brute force punch their way through. However, making the entire defense grid subject to a single source of power, without bac...
by Coalition
2012-02-10 11:12pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Space Tycoon Roleplay
Replies: 53
Views: 30803

Re: Space Tycoon Roleplay

Turn 2 The following Achievements have been accomplished this turn: Space Mpougusta - Happiness +5% (First Launch) Sonakis Path E-Tech - Happiness +5% (First Launch) Sonakis Path E-Tech - Happiness +10% (Manned Launch) Republic Aerospace Engineering - Happiness +5% (First Launch) Republic Aerospace...
by Coalition
2012-02-10 08:31pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Solar Panels Cheaper Than Grid Power In India
Replies: 25
Views: 3334

Re: Solar Panels Cheaper Than Grid Power In India

They'll need some way to store power for when the sun isn't shining (i.e. solar power for night lamps is 'tricky'), but that is a known problem. Compressed air tanks, pumped storage for hydroelectric, batteries, and since they don't have to last more than a few hours vs all night it will require les...
by Coalition
2012-02-09 07:07pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Modular organism assembly
Replies: 16
Views: 1816

Re: Modular organism assembly

The weirder way might be trying to use a multi-injector 3-D printer to try and grow the organism. You have injectors for muscle cells, blood vessel wall cells, bone pieces, nerves, etc. Layering from bottom to top, rather than inside out like 5th Element's Leloo. here A minor method might be just pr...
by Coalition
2012-02-08 10:51pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Posleen and things similar...
Replies: 88
Views: 5065

Re: Posleen and things similar...

If you want one where humanity has a chance, you wouldn't enjoy the War against the Chtorr , by David Gerrold. Earth is being xenoformed by an alien ecology very effectively (first waves of plagues took out 3/4 of humanity). In the book, they estimate a worse-case scenario of losing in 10 years (aka...
by Coalition
2012-02-03 07:09pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Space Tycoon Roleplay
Replies: 53
Views: 30803

Re: Space Tycoon Roleplay

This is just turn 1. Other companies can (and hopefully will) come in later. Since you two did show interest, I won't run turn 2 until Feb 10. You two have $ 23B for designs, equipping an Assembly line, and building something. Honestly, I put up the rules on Dec 31, and only Rabid PM'd me asking me ...
by Coalition
2012-02-03 12:52am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Space Tycoon Roleplay
Replies: 53
Views: 30803

Re: Space Tycoon Roleplay

Turn #1 Companies that have launched missions this turn gain 1% Happiness Companies who have not launched missions this turn lose 1% happiness. The following Achievements have been accomplished this turn: General Space Systems (First Launch) +10% Happiness General News: A new company has emerged to...
by Coalition
2012-01-28 02:30am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Your own Fantasy Universe
Replies: 11
Views: 1358

Re: Your own Fantasy Universe

How about a variant of Amazons and Aliens , but without the stupid, the or the lag problems for the insects? Humanity is nothing more than a bunch of scattered tribes, trying to survive among the two other alien races. They have magic users among themselves, and can turn a desert into a vibrant fore...
by Coalition
2012-01-28 12:42am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Space Tycoon Roleplay
Replies: 53
Views: 30803

Re: Space Tycoon Roleplay

Space Vehicle Cargo: 2:1 ton:cargo - starting 3:2 ton:cargo - $5B 1:1 ton:cargo - $10B 3:4 ton:cargo - $15B 1:2 ton:cargo - $20B 1:3 ton:cargo - $30B 1:4 ton:cargo - $40B 1:6 ton:cargo - $80B 1:10 ton:cargo - $150B (limit) Solar Panels: 15 MW - $15B 20 MW - $35B 25 MW - $60B (limit) Spaceplane launc...
by Coalition
2012-01-28 12:40am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Space Tycoon Roleplay
Replies: 53
Views: 30803

Re: Space Tycoon Roleplay

Ground Bases (Moon bases, Mars Bases, Asteroid Mining Bases, Jovian Moon bases): Command Module - The command area of any settlement. Provides Crew quarters and Life support for its infancy. Required for any land base.; 5 Tons Base + 3 Tons/Crew Member + Life Support Unit; 1.2 Billion/Ton Storage Mo...
by Coalition
2012-01-28 12:36am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Space Tycoon Roleplay
Replies: 53
Views: 30803

Re: Space Tycoon Roleplay

True about the rules. I'll start the next set of posts now. Game start: Each company starts with $20 B, and one Assembly Line. This $20 B is your to spend on Designs, equipping an Assembly Line, building stuff, and any purchases from the IASA. Companies that join later get more cash to play with ($2...
by Coalition
2012-01-27 07:41pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Space Tycoon Roleplay
Replies: 53
Views: 30803

Re: Space Tycoon Roleplay

Can I have the above Space Vehicle sent up there in multiple parts and have it assembled by people in my hypothetical shipyard space station ? How many time can a space vehicle shuttle from LEO-to-GEO-and-back per turn/year ? How many time can I launch the same Spaceplane to orbit per turn/year ? H...
by Coalition
2012-01-27 06:40pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Space Tycoon Roleplay
Replies: 53
Views: 30803

Re: Space Tycoon Roleplay

Rocket - Used for reaching orbit above Earth; 0.2 Billion/Ton to LEO; 0.25 Billion/Ton to GTO; 0.30 Billion/Ton to TLI; 0.5 Billion/Ton to TMI; 0.5 Billion/Ton to TVI; Double the cost per Person carried. Space Plane - Used for reaching orbit above Earth; 2.0 Billion/Crewmember Capacity (Min 1); 1.0...
by Coalition
2012-01-27 11:04am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Space Tycoon Roleplay
Replies: 53
Views: 30803

Re: Space Tycoon Roleplay

I am thinking about starting a Space Tycoon Roleplay game, where people play the CEO of a space corporation, and use actual numbers to design stuff, equip an assembly line, and build them, to be launched in space. Goal will vary depending on how the game is going, and what the players prefer. Ideal...
by Coalition
2012-01-26 11:27pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Space Tycoon Roleplay
Replies: 53
Views: 30803

Space Tycoon Roleplay

I am thinking about starting a Space Tycoon Roleplay game, where people play the CEO of a space corporation, and use actual numbers to design stuff, equip an assembly line, and build them, to be launched in space. Goal will vary depending on how the game is going, and what the players prefer. Ideall...
by Coalition
2012-01-25 09:05pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Station Of SD.Net
Replies: 49
Views: 2612

Re: Station Of SD.Net

As a D&D gamer, I'd be an artificer . What's better than space tech? Magic space tech! Now if somebody gets us some sort of practical nanoassemblers my job gets even easier as crafting time drops, we can make a wider range of cool stuff, and I can top it off with magic. Too bad we can't get the tec...
by Coalition
2012-01-20 08:53pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Modular Starships
Replies: 20
Views: 1925

Re: Modular Starships

Trying to adapt horrible videogame mechanics into engineering is just a daft idea. This concept only works if you expect to be hit and you expect to not instantly be destroyed, which is a pretty narrow situation. If the enemy weapons are powerful, the entire ship will be destroyed or rendered usele...
by Coalition
2012-01-16 09:05am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Your Favorite P&P RPG's
Replies: 49
Views: 2495

Re: Your Favorite P&P RPG's

Mechanically, L5R's 4th edition is the best I've seen, although I don't care for the setting. Have you considered other settings to us with L5R? If so, what were they, and how did you change the skills/talents/(dis)advantages? I had been thinking about Ooku as a potential setting, not sure how it w...
by Coalition
2012-01-08 10:07pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Sure signs of the apocalypse #1: Another New X-Com game
Replies: 81
Views: 5529

Re: Sure signs of the apocalypse #1: Another New X-Com game

One stunt they could do is text files for the weapons, research topics, etc. This allows people to import new weapons into the game, add them to a research tree, modify the tree, etc. They would have to set up a standardized format so modders can add items and projects. Add a similar method for addi...
by Coalition
2012-01-05 07:44am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: A bit of analysis: Posleen War
Replies: 490
Views: 62881

Re: A bit of analysis: Posleen War

China was punished far more directly. During the second wave, the Darhel manipulated the chinese defense network into authorizing excessive use of tactical nuclear weapons at sub-optimal locations. The resulting fallout contaminated the entire Yangtzee Basin and left a huge chunk of the country uni...
by Coalition
2011-12-15 06:18pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: The OotS Thread II
Replies: 1250
Views: 114180

Re: The OotS Thread II

Solauren wrote:And odds are, Redcloak and Xykon are going to be coming to the contient for Girald's Gate next anyway.

That could make for either an interesting team-up, or one hell of a throw down.
I'll take those odds, considering that is where Xykon is predicted to go, according to 331.
by Coalition
2011-12-13 07:02pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Chuck takes on the Dominion
Replies: 46
Views: 6781

Re: Chuck takes on the Dominion

Uh yeah, it is. Because at the start of season six the Federation lost an entire fleet of around a hundred ships and that was clear cue from the writers to us that things had gotten a bit desperate. The SoA threat was a Dominion fleet that would vanquish the Federation and it was what, low thousand...
by Coalition
2011-12-13 05:14am
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Chuck takes on the Dominion
Replies: 46
Views: 6781

Re: Chuck takes on the Dominion

I'm wondering if one of the Cardassians could have looked at Weyoun and the Founder and said, "their gods are gods," similar to Ten Commandments Pharoah. Follow that up with Dukat getting the Pah Wraith inside himself, then to the Orb, etc. But instead of closing the wormhole, it burns it open, so t...
by Coalition
2011-12-13 04:49am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Night's Terminator (ME/T)
Replies: 30
Views: 8240

Re: Night's Terminator (ME/T)

T-X style exterior? Good way to dump extra heat when necessary, or minimize profile from whichever angle the enemy is. Have the exterior form lots of surface when you need to dump heat, then shrink down when you need to engage the enemy.

And with Wrex there, the team is getting put together.