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by Lelouch vi Britannia
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In StarCraft, what if Earth regressed?
Replies: 8
Views: 7401

Re: In StarCraft, what if Earth regressed?

Plus the idea of Korhal as somehow being fully rehabilitated from its apocalypse and now a generic sci-fi city-planet is boring as fuck. It would be far, far more interesting if it wasn't, if it was still an irradiated ruin but Mengsk insisted on building his capital there anyway. The emperor liter...
by Lelouch vi Britannia
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 328662

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

They may not necessarily be facially-scarred and mask-wearing, and they may not even be particularly well-dressed either. In any case, they still hold a hypnotic sway over their subject populations, and it is rumored that hearing even a few notes of their songs can drive their devoted followers to k...
by Lelouch vi Britannia
Tue May 23, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EVOLUTION COMPLETE! - musings that revisit StarCraft
Replies: 26
Views: 18291

Re: EVOLUTION COMPLETE! - musings that revisit StarCraft

But the idea that they had no contact with Khala protoss makes no sense, because in SC2 they operate in the K-zone. Raynor has no problem getting to their drug plantation worlds, so I find it highly unlikely that the Protoss never happened to run into their deathcult cousins. I mean, it's not like ...
by Lelouch vi Britannia
Sun May 21, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EVOLUTION COMPLETE! - musings that revisit StarCraft
Replies: 26
Views: 18291

Re: EVOLUTION COMPLETE! - musings that revisit StarCraft

Amon cultists out of nowhere, eh? That IS the fallen god they worship? Hurm... but there's nothing explaining or elaborating on where they lie in the Khala or the Void? Where they are theologically between the Khalai High Templars and the Dark Templars? Bah. The StarCraft Wikia entry on the Tal'dar...
by Lelouch vi Britannia
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Games!
Replies: 57
Views: 36771

Re: Games!

StarCraft is now free if you ever feel the urge to revisit it. Considering just how much of an influence it was on a lot of us, how can I not report this? (Of course, most of you may already be aware, but reminders never hurt.)

https://starcraft.com/en-us/articles/20674424
by Lelouch vi Britannia
Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 328662

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

I DECREE that to spite SNDW4 lame ass "omg lookit our rank insignias it's the fucking same as the US military" lamery the Fracture region will adhere to ANIMALS as rank statuses. MONGOOSE REICH ARSENAL HIPPO RAMJET KESTREL INFRARED GRIFFON Just like in Metal Gear :D Sternheim can use stel...
by Lelouch vi Britannia
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 328662

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

In a similar vein, what happens when a naive tourist finds himself in a bad part of Wild Space:



(We can always use more Rick and Morty references.)
by Lelouch vi Britannia
Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 328662

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

In the sense that the revolution the animals started eventually went back on itself. They overthrew the humans, then they started adopting more and more of the humans' traits until, in the end, they were culturally indistinguishable from the humans they had initially rebelled against. As for Fallout...
by Lelouch vi Britannia
Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]
Replies: 170
Views: 83221

Re: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]

Given the sheer breadth of Teyrnon Canhastyr's colonial possessions, I'd also expect massive variation in the cultures of the various colonies and ex-colonies. Not quite on the same level as Norse Japanese, Anglo-Japanese, and monarchist pseudo-Americans, but still. Indeed, although to start I firs...
by Lelouch vi Britannia
Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]
Replies: 170
Views: 83221

Re: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]

Much like Fin, my mind keeps drifting back to SDNW2 for some reason... Just how large is Teyrnon Canhastyr's royal family, anyway? Considering the fact that Teyrnon Canhastyr is stated to be prone to considerable internal unrest and colonial insurrections, I figure that there may be cadet branches o...
by Lelouch vi Britannia
Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]
Replies: 170
Views: 83221

Re: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]

What else can we afford to import from the various SDN Worlds? Is there room in this world for a revival of Shroomania and the Shroomanian Commonwealth?
by Lelouch vi Britannia
Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Chronicles of the Holy Empire
Replies: 9
Views: 8562

Re: Chronicles of the Holy Empire

Hm. If there was one thing that I wasn't so sure about the Haruhiist empire was how their economy and society was ordered. Is it just like how Japan is with their feudal style corporatist make up or? I never really had time to go over the social and economic structure of the Holy Empire in detail b...
by Lelouch vi Britannia
Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 328662

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

Remarkably appropriate that the name of the Magi's godhead means "wisdom" in Greek. (Going off on a linguistic tangent, Haruhi literally means "spring day," while Madoka can mean "circle," "flower," or "window" depending on the kanji used. There are ...
by Lelouch vi Britannia
Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 328662

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

Did I mention we can also have Nova Meropia? Meropia is an ancient Greek philosopher person's parody of the earlier ancient Greek idea of Atlantis, and is described as a lost continent being HUGER and GREATER than Atlantis itself. Obviously this place will be... another Meridian Institute cockup, e...
by Lelouch vi Britannia
Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:01 am
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 328662

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

I like "NEUROM" because while the inhabitants could be all "THE GLORY OF ROME" and such, the reality of it could be that it's just an abbreviation of "neuromancer", an archaic Imperial term for a particular stage of slugman mutoidification. So these imperial fuckwits h...
by Lelouch vi Britannia
Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 328662

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

Oh yes, I definitely dig the Shen Rhapsody. Hell, it sounds more like Final Fantasy than anything RogueIce actually gave us back in the day. Some ideas I have regarding the Shen Rhapsody: There's an honest-to-Haruhi Shinra Electric Power Company (name very much subject to change) that controls the m...
by Lelouch vi Britannia
Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 328662

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

Perhaps the two psychic eternalnesses can be further distinguished by the Emperor just outright snacking on any psychics he comes across, whereas the Empress does loving nurturing (in turn smothering her followers' sense of self through the sheer pressure of her psychic aura, or something, like a F...
by Lelouch vi Britannia
Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Games!
Replies: 57
Views: 36771

Re: Games!

Something that's hopefully relevant to a lot of people's interests here:

by Lelouch vi Britannia
Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Games!
Replies: 57
Views: 36771

Re: Games!

As someone accustomed to the gameplay of the PS2-era games, Dogfight Mode in Assault Horizon came as a very unpleasant change, mainly due to the sheer amount of emphasis placed on that one mechanic at the expense of everything else. One wonders why they still bothered to include long-range weapons w...
by Lelouch vi Britannia
Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:49 am
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sins of San Dorado
Replies: 37
Views: 22505

Re: Sins of San Dorado

I'm now reminded of an early episode of Metalocalypse where the members of Dethklok try to bargain with the Blues Devil for blues fame and talent. The Blues Devil asks for Dethklok's souls in exchange for granting blues fame and talent. Dethklok manages to negotiate down to a $5 Hot Topic gift card ...
by Lelouch vi Britannia
Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:46 am
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sins of San Dorado
Replies: 37
Views: 22505

Re: Sins of San Dorado

Arcane rituals strike me as a sort of desperation move. Once you've exhausted all of your non-magical options, you get out the grimoires and go for broke. I'd also imagine that even the smallest of these rituals would have a very steep cost in terms of blood and cash, and those costs only go up furt...
by Lelouch vi Britannia
Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: World Building Collab Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 21793

Re: World Building Collab Thread

Of the stuff we contributed to the O1 RPG, I personally felt that Red Commissar's stuff set in post-collapse Africa was closest to the theme of a used and worn world where people are too concerned with day-to-day survival to spend time fretting about whatever differences exist between magic and tech...
by Lelouch vi Britannia
Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: World Building Collab Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 21793

Re: World Building Collab Thread

While I do have a few ideas for a dieselpunk-and-sorcery setting, I'd like to revisit this and this. We had something going there for a bit before it all burned out, and I still feel that the setting we came up with has some potential left in it, even if the game itself is effectively dead.
by Lelouch vi Britannia
Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: Possible RPG game
Replies: 133
Views: 74205

Re: Possible RPG game

And...it lives, if only briefly. If you want to do that update, comrade, now would be a good time for it.
by Lelouch vi Britannia
Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: RPG Game Thread
Replies: 42
Views: 19179

Re: RPG Game Thread

Tsuiki Air Field Tsuiki, Fukuoka Prefecture, Kyushu http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9f/Matsushima_Airfield_March_18%2C_2011.jpg/640px-Matsushima_Airfield_March_18%2C_2011.jpg Tsuiki Air Field's history was a tumultuous one, even by the standards of the Japanese Civil War. One ...