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by Steve
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: So I've written an SF novel published on Amazon...
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: So I've written an SF novel published on Amazon...

What are they about generally? How "hard" in science are they beyond the obvious superscience of FTL? I'd say partway between Expanse and Star Trek. Their tech includes some energy weapons, energy shields, tractor beam-like tech, and a system for artificially reducing vvelocity without the "flip an...
by Steve
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: So I've written an SF novel published on Amazon...
Replies: 2
Views: 38

So I've written an SF novel published on Amazon...

I've been writing a series of novels for Daniel Gibbs' "Echoes of War" setting, depicting a crew of independent spacers operating in the neutral systems outside of the war covered in the main series. Well, as of today, the first book is now available on Amazon for Kindle download. " Breach of Peace ...
by Steve
Thu May 16, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 944
Views: 239055

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

And since he shared it this new entry with me, here's our exchange on Facebook concerning the Vieleren and the tragic figure of the Mad Queen (A couple corrections are in parentheses): 12:25 PM stgarrettjr: Where is the Mad Queen's world then? Right up by Karlack space or at the furthest extent of w...
by Steve
Wed May 15, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 232
Views: 30384

Re: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

Tag It was late in the Aurora 's day when the feast started to wind down and everyone began returning to the ship. Robert checked up on the repairs to the Jayhawk and used its secure systems to check the official traffic he was eligible to receive from the Alliance's military and intelligence servi...
by Steve
Tue May 14, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 232
Views: 30384

Re: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

A silence filled the air between Julia and Miko, only the distant occasional quacking of the turtle-ducks swimming in the pond. Miko's request flashed through Julia's brain once, then twice, as she made herself certain of what the young woman asked her. "You want me to teach you?" "Yes." "To teach y...
by Steve
Mon May 13, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 232
Views: 30384

Re: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

After the meal with Yeshe and Master Gyatsun, Cat and Tra'dur took a ferry over to the southern side of the city along Yue Bay's southern coastline. "Apparently this is the city's financial center," Tra'dur noted, reading information from a tourist guide that her omnitool was translating. "Republic ...
by Steve
Sun May 12, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 232
Views: 30384

Re: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

Act 3 In the command center of the old Ancient city, Doctor Daniel Jackson looked over the data display Lucy brought up for him and the rest of SG-1. "It's definitely Ancient," he confirmed. "It matches every other example we've found of the language." "So the Ancients either developed interunivers...
by Steve
Sat May 11, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official Movie Review Thread
Replies: 729
Views: 210978

Re: Official Movie Review Thread

As did I. And it'll be interesting to see where they go with the franchise from here. Endgame's success is both good and bad: good in that it shows the depth of support for the MCU, bad in that it might tempt them to make lightning strike twice instead of, say, shifting the formula a bit. And since ...
by Steve
Sat May 11, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 232
Views: 30384

Re: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

Normally a Dilgar ship was commanded by a Battle Captain, or even in the case of smaller vessels a Battle Expert, with Group Captains leading sections below that level and acting as XOs of frigates. In the case of the Union, however, Kaveri Varma was a Battlemaster and still in command of a ship. Th...
by Steve
Fri May 10, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 232
Views: 30384

Re: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

Other projects have kept me busy, and will for the forseeable future. To hold you over until then, here is Episode 3-19. Teaser Personal Log of Julia Andreys, Captain. 28 October 2643 AST. Leo's finally released me from the medbay, after four days of observation. I still have to check in with him da...
by Steve
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 944
Views: 239055

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

Invictus wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:39 pm
Guys, I think we've out-40Ked 40K.
....

*takes hat off in respect*
by Steve
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Games!
Replies: 56
Views: 25022

Re: Games!

Kingdom Hearts 3 is out. 'nuff said. 8-)
by Steve
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Games!
Replies: 56
Views: 25022

Re: Games!

I hope he still is after those missions. This game is, hrm... unforgiving. I will go with that. The time limits are tight and it will punish you if you are an imprecise flier or try to run missions without the proper equipment. And they love to throw challenges at you, like adding searchlights to th...
by Steve
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Games!
Replies: 56
Views: 25022

Re: Games!

So Ace Combat 7 is out. I know a few people here have used Ace Combat-related material in memes and stories before, so I was curious if anyone was playing it or considering getting it.
by Steve
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: nUF Origins: S1 - Episode 8 - "Death Count"
Replies: 80
Views: 5894

Re: nUF Origins: S1 - Episode 6 - "Meta Incognita"

*wink* Neither design actually originated in the Earthreign. :twisted: :twisted: 8-) The first thought being how this Earthreign's starships have a very different distinctive look than the one Shroom and I eventually settled on. Though I suppose the sheer age of the de Trier can mark it as being fr...
by Steve
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: nUF Origins: S1 - Episode 8 - "Death Count"
Replies: 80
Views: 5894

Re: nUF Origins: S1 - Episode 6 - "Meta Incognita"

Unfortunately it is really hard to write a profound technological mismatch well. Blending the two plots was intended to mitigate this, and I grimaced a lot and felt like I was undercutting the Firefly characters, but I couldn't write myself out of it. In the end the result was 10,000 words longer t...
by Steve
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: nUF Origins: S1 - Episode 8 - "Death Count"
Replies: 80
Views: 5894

Re: nUF Origins: S1 - Episode 6 - "Meta Incognita"

Huh. I'm not fully decided on how SOTS hyperdrive works specifically, since various factions have different sub-types and variations anyway. For civilian vessels sure beacons are a thing. But more advanced ships? Probably not. Those varaiations and subtypes are likely all based on the original tech...
by Steve
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: nUF Origins: S1 - Episode 8 - "Death Count"
Replies: 80
Views: 5894

Re: nUF Origins: S1 - Episode 6 - "Meta Incognita"

But Steve, I have barely developed anything definite at all. It's all being filtered through the attitudes of people with hidden agendas and personal biases. Yes, it is. But even such a filter gives some idea of what's going on, albeit not a perfect one. It's still a fleshing out, and it hints at I...
by Steve
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: nUF Origins: S1 - Episode 8 - "Death Count"
Replies: 80
Views: 5894

Re: nUF Origins: S1 - Episode 6 - "Meta Incognita"

An excellent episode indeed.

Also, I'm curious what Invictus, Shroom, and the others think about what you've developed about the Terran Reich aka the Earthreign for this continuity.
by Steve
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: nUF Origins: S1 - Episode 8 - "Death Count"
Replies: 80
Views: 5894

Re: nUF Origins: S1 - Episode 6 - "Meta Incognita"

There was a mystery spaceship in the Voltron chapter? The ship that Allura's mother was on, that jumped in at the end to shield the Aurora and Castle of Lions (and Koenig ) from the Ministry of Fate forces and which opened a jump point back to the Voltronverse for them to flee through. Actually, we...
by Steve
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "Tales from the Undiscovered Frontier"
Replies: 11
Views: 1022

Re: "Tales from the Undiscovered Frontier"

The Lookout isn't gourmet so much as a general restaurant. Hargert's a great cook, but he's not making foie gras and caviar.

But I see what you mean. The tech does allow for greater ease in making places like that.
by Steve
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: nUF Origins: S1 - Episode 8 - "Death Count"
Replies: 80
Views: 5894

Re: nUF Origins: S1 - Episode 6 - "Meta Incognita"

Ooh so is that what the mystery spaceship from Steve's Voltron chapter was. There's a lot I can pontificate about that doesn't necessarily apply to this version of the Earthreign, but I'd say that the biggest mystery about Imra so far is how a survivor from the Earthreign even remembers the Earthre...
by Steve
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "Tales from the Undiscovered Frontier"
Replies: 11
Views: 1022

Re: "Tales from the Undiscovered Frontier"

The Culinary Lab isn't so much difference science as it is a reflection of a cultural approach to eating places. The Gersallian minority that the lounge's operator comes from has an appreciation for such kinds of eateries, so he implemented it on the Maimonides.
by Steve
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "Tales from the Undiscovered Frontier"
Replies: 11
Views: 1022

Re: "Tales from the Undiscovered Frontier"

Ship's Log: ASV Maimonides; 22 October 2643. Captain Nasira Fanous reporting. We are still en route to Teyan Station, with no further hostile contacts. Repair work is still underway and we will need a day in dock to restore the warp drive completely. I must also report our final casualty count: thi...
by Steve
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "Tales from the Undiscovered Frontier"
Replies: 11
Views: 1022

Re: "Tales from the Undiscovered Frontier"

The assembled rescuers and rescuees heard that. There was no hiding the disappointment and worry it brought. Their fates were in the hands of the Maimonides crew. “Alright, we need to fall back to the cargo bay, we definitely haven’t killed the entire prize crew yet. I can still feel them and they’r...