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by Magister Militum
Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:33 am
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Accelerating Future (working title)
Replies: 36
Views: 12381

Re: Accelerating Future (working title)

Magister will we get to see uplifted animals fighting alongside human/transhuman soldiers in the Commonwealth? Will there be aliens in this verse or is it Earth descended only? Yes to both. There are many uplifted animals running about, as well as a diverse variety of alien species that inhabit the...
by Magister Militum
Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long Abscence Thread.
Replies: 262
Views: 71425

Re: Long Abscence Thread.

I'm up for either option, though regardless of the decision reached I'll probably still continue work on AF. The setting has changed in many ways (for starters I ditched the idea of a completely unified galaxy), but the beauty of it is that its vast enough to allow for a whole multitude of ideas and...
by Magister Militum
Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long Abscence Thread.
Replies: 262
Views: 71425

Re: Long Abscence Thread.

Well, hey everyone. Long time no see. So on my end I've been juggling a lot of life events that seemed to have coincided with my last appearance on the board: moving into a new place, picking up more steam in my career, finally coming out (went really well with many people and really poorly with few...
by Magister Militum
Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Accelerating Future (working title)
Replies: 36
Views: 12381

Re: Accelerating Future (working title)

So there hasn't been much progress here on a account of a few details. Most notably that I caught a virus earlier in the week that has sapped virtually all my efforts to not be a nonproductive bum. I should be better by next week and back on track with AF. Have the two Risen Empire books I sent hel...
by Magister Militum
Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Accelerating Future (working title)
Replies: 36
Views: 12381

Re: Accelerating Future (working title)

So there hasn't been much progress here on a account of a few details. Most notably that I caught a virus earlier in the week that has sapped virtually all my efforts to not be a nonproductive bum. I should be better by next week and back on track with AF.
by Magister Militum
Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:28 am
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Accelerating Future (working title)
Replies: 36
Views: 12381

Re: Accelerating Future (working title)

What year or century would this take place in? This is something I've been wavering on for a while. Originally, I said the 100th millennium in order to allow for a true transgalactic civilization to spread out across the galactic disk. Keep in mind that Accelerating Future involves a long period of...
by Magister Militum
Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Accelerating Future (working title)
Replies: 36
Views: 12381

Re: Accelerating Future (working title)

I command this thread to arise! OK, so after my long, long delay, I've decided to get back on the worldbuilding bandwagon and continue work on Accelerating Future. I have a lot of ideas for this verse, with many things changing to better accommodate my vision. The only thing I need to do now is just...
by Magister Militum
Thu May 15, 2014 5:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long Abscence Thread.
Replies: 262
Views: 71425

Re: Long Abscence Thread.

Hey, I'm here! Or does it not count since I basically died for a couple of months? :oops: Also, hey, I'm back. And I haven't forgotten my baby, Accelerating Future, either. I have a lot of ideas for that setting, including many stories. Maybe the dearth of content here will motivate me to breathe so...
by Magister Militum
Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official Movie Review Thread
Replies: 718
Views: 164490

Re: Official Movie Review Thread

Interesting review MM. What makes you think it was ultimately optimistic? i didn't really get that impression myself. Well, this is ultimately personal opinion, but the optimism really stems from the progression in how Superman is viewed in the world, as well as his own view of humanity. Like Siege...
by Magister Militum
Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official Movie Review Thread
Replies: 718
Views: 164490

Re: Official Movie Review Thread

Well, with so many films coming out this summer in rapid succession, I decided to see a few of them in IMAX (at $20 a pop they aren't cheap), and Man of Steel seemed like a logical choice for that after Star Trek. My reaction largely mirrors Shroom's; it's an above average superhero/SF film that is ...
by Magister Militum
Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Old Familiars
Topic: The Star Republic
Replies: 4
Views: 2850

Re: The Star Republic

You have bioroids and a network of uploads with their own shady goals. I'm listening...
by Magister Militum
Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Old Familiars
Topic: The United Freestates
Replies: 19
Views: 7884

Re: The United Freestates

A question about the Freestates themselves. Exactly how closely do the worlds map their namesakes? For example, it's obvious what the inspiration is for Golden Gate and Hudson, but does San Joaquin the Freestate mirror the enormous agriculture and petroleum goldmine that is the real-life San Joaquin...
by Magister Militum
Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:00 am
Forum: Old Familiars
Topic: The Britannic Star Empire
Replies: 6
Views: 3393

Re: The Britannic Star Empire

Woah, now this is a radical departure from the OF I used to remember. The much more blatantly anachronistic feel of Britain has a very nice vibe to it, though. It'll be interesting to see how Prussia, the Star Republic, Eastforce, Japan, and the Freestates evolve to match the style you guys are goin...
by Magister Militum
Sat May 18, 2013 2:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official Movie Review Thread
Replies: 718
Views: 164490

Re: Official Movie Review Thread

He calls it quits. Along with Dark Knight Rises last year this really bugs me. Since when do good superhero films have to end with the message that to be a superhero, you have to be psychologically scarred and you should give it up to be better. You should stop being heroic people. Urgh. Well, let'...
by Magister Militum
Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: YOUR DAILY EXPLOITS!
Replies: 600
Views: 131745

Re: YOUR DAILY EXPLOITS!

that's me aiurz and some germanian maybe its kamin Wait, you don't know who the other guy was? I would think that would have come up in the inevitable conversation... And mang, y'all live on the wrong continents. Cept Dakarne I guess, and Siege. Still there's a channel in the way between us. Yeah, ...
by Magister Militum
Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: YOUR DAILY EXPLOITS!
Replies: 600
Views: 131745

Re: YOUR DAILY EXPLOITS!

Sounds like a lot of fun if FB is any indication. And since I'm on the subject, I'll risk compromising my secret identity to highlight this one little gem courtesy of Booted: though joel bravo has got to be the best real name ever. we should call him johnny for short though It is, isn't it? Hell, I ...
by Magister Militum
Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:58 am
Forum: Coulda Shoulda Woulda
Topic: Random Ideas (Input Requested!)
Replies: 503
Views: 136818

Re: Random Ideas (Input Requested!)

If they're predominately anarchists then perhaps something like the Black Internationale? I guess this depends on how radical they really are. When you say they're radical Marxists, what does that really mean? If they're hardcore Left communists/anarchists then no wonder they freak out the pro-estab...
by Magister Militum
Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Games!
Replies: 50
Views: 17883

Re: Games!

Yeah, I found myself having a similar issue too in regards to the plot. I think the problem lies in not playing the first game, though Assassin of Kings does give you the gist of it. It might just be because of the different plot threads being weaved into the greater narrative, which, while definite...
by Magister Militum
Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Accelerating Future (working title)
Replies: 36
Views: 12381

Re: Accelerating Future (working title)

You know, I never actually thought of it like that before. Honestly, parasite operations should just be subordinated into the Defense Fleet. And, yes, I too love the term 'starfleet'. Aside from the Star Trek reference, it just sounds so much sleeker, futuristic, and less clunky than 'star navy' or ...
by Magister Militum
Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:00 am
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Accelerating Future (working title)
Replies: 36
Views: 12381

Re: Accelerating Future (working title)

OK, now that the holidays are nearly done, I can start to give AF more attention again. You're getting a twofer today. The first part is a little microshort I wrote on the blue deep spacers, which might shed some light on their motives and outlook. As time goes by, I might put out more of these for ...
by Magister Militum
Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Birthday thread
Replies: 528
Views: 126959

Re: Birthday thread

Hooray for birthdays and copious amounts of alcohol! :)
by Magister Militum
Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas! And a Happy New Year!
Replies: 11
Views: 5294

Re: Merry Christmas!

*Total Annihilation: Kingdoms Really? Hmm, interesting. I didn't think you could find that game anymore. Well, since I'll be moving to a new place in a couple of weeks, a lot of my stuff was more home furnishings than anything. That being said, I did get some nice stuff, such as: Money Elder Scroll...
by Magister Militum
Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Games!
Replies: 50
Views: 17883

Re: Games!

Hmm, looks like someone couldn't be bothered to do the tutorial. :) First off, combat in the Witcher is very different from other WRPGs like Skyrim. It requires far more pre-planning and tactical oversight in terms of drinking the right potions, coating your blades with the right oils, and using the...
by Magister Militum
Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Birthday thread
Replies: 528
Views: 126959

Re: Birthday thread

Thanks, my friends. :)
by Magister Militum
Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official Movie Review Thread
Replies: 718
Views: 164490

Re: Official Movie Review Thread

I also add my major support to Skyfall. It was a truly brilliant movie, as well as a great example of how not every Bond film needs to feature world shattering events or international conspiracies. A much more personal storyline with a villain equipped with absolute genius, all consuming hatred, and...