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by speaker-to-trolls
Thu May 24, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: UF Origins: Introduction & Pilot
Replies: 8
Views: 2257

Re: UF Origins: Introduction & Pilot

I am really impressed by the amount of detail in this and I am absolutely hooked by the story of the 'Jhur-Varma family and the two ancient Sith Ladies. That being said, the sheer number of characters and situations here is a bit overwhelming. It's also kind of jarring to go from '3000 year old Sith...
by speaker-to-trolls
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 253
Views: 33005

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

"so you've been training on Gersal, learning to use those powers... So wait, are you a swervy, sweevy, knight-whatever? Holy shit, you are aren't you? This is your dream, you are an actual white knight." "Well not exactly" "Yeah exactly! I bet they have you a robot charger, and you're all running ar...
by speaker-to-trolls
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 253
Views: 33005

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

^Very good points all around. I also found it interesting that the War master compares them to Nemo since, if memory serves, Jules Verne presents a him as an admirable man , just misguided (and I think one of the main things he is supposedly misguided about is that he opposes imperialism) . Shroom I...
by speaker-to-trolls
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 253
Views: 33005

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

Yeah I've been watching :) Zack's arc has been... I'd hesitate to say it was my favourite or the best part, because it`s really bleak and kind of a downer to read him mentally flagellate himself. Let's say the most affecting part :) Early days but honestly Julia does seem a lot more captainy than Ro...
by speaker-to-trolls
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 253
Views: 33005

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

I have been reading this avidly from the shadows and must say well done Steve! This in particular is a really compelling episode, for some reason the older I get the more I enjoy seeing people discuss regulations and ethics to decide the fate of the cosmos rather than the standard Hollywood solution...
by speaker-to-trolls
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "Whispers of Destiny" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 2 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 295
Views: 62213

Re: "Whispers of Destiny" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 2 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

Excellent finale, action packed as always :) still have to admit I thought the mid season finale was more dramatic but this was awesome for leading us into the third season.

Ok Steve, Steve, Steve.... I think I know who the Darkness are... I am going to pm you the answer just in case I'm right :)
by speaker-to-trolls
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "Whispers of Destiny" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 2 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 295
Views: 62213

Re: "Whispers of Destiny" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 2 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

I am, as established, an evil prick, so I am eager to see what Eldritch Horror they found at Halmavar and how the timey winey shenanigans and telling other Eldritches to go back to bed has messed Robert up. :P
by speaker-to-trolls
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "Whispers of Destiny" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 2 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 295
Views: 62213

Re: "Whispers of Destiny" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 2 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

:D :D seconded and LOL'd

I loved the bit where Leo actually tried to have an ethical debate with the Cybermen, I'd like to think he would actually do that even if they weren't holding him hostage.
by speaker-to-trolls
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Hardcore Regenesis
Topic: The Earthling Humans [Gloguk Participant Race]
Replies: 35
Views: 15837

Re: The Earthling Humans [Gloguk Participant Race]

I love these guys, I particularly liked Scandinavia, there was some genuinely evocative and horrifying stuff in that one to get us to the end result of cyborg space vikings.
by speaker-to-trolls
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "Whispers of Destiny" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 2 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 295
Views: 62213

Re: "Whispers of Destiny" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 2 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

Well I'd like to see more of that world but I'm clearly a frothing nationalist under my veneer of wishy washy liberalism (or so my wife tells me) :P
by speaker-to-trolls
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "Whispers of Destiny" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 2 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 295
Views: 62213

Re: "Whispers of Destiny" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 2 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

I am looking forward to seeing what happens in the next one*, I love the way this season has all been laying the groundwork for some massive truth to be revealed and I want to know what it is! :P As Shroom said, wonderful character work also (I actually feel a bit sad now that Mrs Delgado will never...
by speaker-to-trolls
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 955
Views: 248837

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

As a very minor suggestion on this idea, could the Cleave be the ones running and the Dirge be the Eldritch chasing them? And maybe the Dirge are so called because they, in their own way, are kind of remembering all the civilisations they destroy, and reproducing bits and pieces of them in their mon...
by speaker-to-trolls
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "Whispers of Destiny" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 2 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 295
Views: 62213

Re: "Whispers of Destiny" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 2 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

I have to admit I was not expecting this week's Earth to be the world of Buck Rogers in the 25th century! nice :)

I think yum discs will be popular with this world when they become part of the community of cosmoi. Having flavourful food in a comfortingly familiar disc format.
by speaker-to-trolls
Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "Whispers of Destiny" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 2 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 295
Views: 62213

Re: "Whispers of Destiny" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 2 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

I meant to comment on the last episode as well but never got the time. Suffice to say I loved it but this one blew it out of the water completely, great work :D
by speaker-to-trolls
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "Whispers of Destiny" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 2 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 295
Views: 62213

Re: "Whispers of Destiny" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 2 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

^Barli?

Very nice episode. I know nothing about Mass Effect besides what I've learnt from these stories but you've given a good window on that universe.
by speaker-to-trolls
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "Whispers of Destiny" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 2 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 295
Views: 62213

Re: "Whispers of Destiny" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 2 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

Steve that was both beautifully touching and relentlessly tense and exciting. My enjoyment was only marred by my own shame at obviously having missed the earlier revelation that Lucy was a cylon (I remember it, but at the time I foolishly didn't realise it was her) The Cylons are scary in your versi...
by speaker-to-trolls
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 955
Views: 248837

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

There must be a worry about Solarian pests, freaks, geeks and failures hybridising with existing dangerous things. Imagine if some experimental Solarian Artistes got into their distributed computation centres to uplift or enlighten the Phyrrons, and imagine if it went wrong and you just ended up wit...
by speaker-to-trolls
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "Whispers of Destiny" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 2 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 295
Views: 62213

Re: "Whispers of Destiny" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 2 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

I get a rare sense of dread reading this opening, the image of a hospital about to come under fire or be taken captive is especially disturbing. Nice work.

I'm going to pre-emptively say Poor Leo, because I'm sure this is going to be an absolute turd of a day for him.
by speaker-to-trolls
Wed May 24, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 955
Views: 248837

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

I love this one, opens up the door to a lot of weird potential issues of what identity is in a society like the uss. Like, to what extent is a person's 'core' personality separable from their cloud presence in a society like that? Maybe people will act radically differently once they are de-faced du...
by speaker-to-trolls
Tue May 02, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 955
Views: 248837

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

I was actually thinking that before the Padrycep resurgence, before the Karlack blight, during the Oolycyst Crimson Age the Wisps would've told the Listeners to slay sun-drinking cosmozoans and Karlacks, in exchange the wisps would give blessings like favorable solar winds for solar-sailers and lik...
by speaker-to-trolls
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Comix!
Topic: [General]The Return of CHARACTER CONCEPTS
Replies: 705
Views: 190381

Re: [General]The Return of CHARACTER CONCEPTS

I like them, they seem like a fun bunch :P I would give the indestructible pilot energy absorption and redirection powers but make it so she doesn't want to use them and doesn't really even want to fight despite being the team tank. She's a pilot first and foremost and that's what she'd prefer to be...
by speaker-to-trolls
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 955
Views: 248837

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

Thanks! Do you imagine there are still cosmozoans and the like hanging around the Qylathic systems, maybe being farmed and cultivated by the Padryceps? (and conveniently eating the wisps, making things difficult for the Listeners) I was wondering if this would allow for a continuous supply, first of...
by speaker-to-trolls
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 955
Views: 248837

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

There is so much stuff here and I am so far out of touch, AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :o :o :) I will note on the ideas of the Padryceps that when you mentioned the Padryshah Emperor in earlier posts I always imagined it as being a planet, a single forest covering and penetrating an entire world, which wa...
by speaker-to-trolls
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "Whispers of Destiny" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 2 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 295
Views: 62213

Re: "Whispers of Destiny" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 2 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

I am super late to this party but, Steve, that last episode was a triumph , I put on all the hats I own and take them off to you, all at once :ugeek: :!: Just, such DRAMA, such SUSPENSE, and honestly the fact that they are the Chosen Ones and the fate of the cosmos hangs in the balance is kind of a ...