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by Artemis
Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Birthday thread
Replies: 528
Views: 233976

Re: Birthday thread

Thanks everyone! And happy birthday, Moby!

@shroomz: funnily enough, I posted that strip as my facebook status when I woke up this morning :)
by Artemis
Sat Dec 25, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Book Thread
Replies: 203
Views: 112324

Re: The Book Thread

Oh man, Siege, have I got a treat for you. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_FFXwdxbTPCQ/TKQBx337_lI/AAAAAAAABXk/Rul7IOaVSpU/s1600/18half-made.jpg The world is only half made. What exists has been carved out amidst a war between two rival factions: the Line, paving the world with industry and claiming its r...
by Artemis
Sat Dec 25, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas everyone!
Replies: 7
Views: 4482

Re: Merry Christmas everyone!

Merry Christmas, gents! Looks like everone's have a pretty good one thus far! At present (haha, see what I did there? I'm so clever): -Cashy money and assorted gift cards -A shit-ton of Iain M. Banks books (who I've been meaning to read forever now, and really have no excuse not to anymore since I h...
by Artemis
Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: THE MUZEEK THREAD!
Replies: 137
Views: 91099

Re: THE MUZEEK THREAD!

I'll see your Atlas, and raise you an Atom.

by Artemis
Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:20 am
Forum: Universal Constants
Topic: [science and tech] Second Space
Replies: 0
Views: 15622

[science and tech] Second Space

A Brief History of Second Space 1: The Great Dark Matter Hunt One of the biggest questions posed to Terran astronomers in the 20th century was the problem of the visible universe's mass/energy density. Namely, there was too much of it. As big as the universe was, and as much stuff was crammed into ...
by Artemis
Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: Universal Constants
Topic: Suggestions/Interesting Stuff thread
Replies: 1
Views: 4188

Re: Suggestions/Interesting Stuff thread

Man, I keep meaning to watch Outland, but for some mad reason I've never gotten around to it! I'll bump it up on the docket, though.
by Artemis
Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: I suck at coming up with names for my planets
Replies: 13
Views: 8160

Re: I suck at coming up with names for my planets

Magister Militum wrote:A variant of this is to butcher the original pronunciation in another language. A lot of American locales basically did this when they adapted the Native American names for a particular area.
Even better.
by Artemis
Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: I suck at coming up with names for my planets
Replies: 13
Views: 8160

Re: I suck at coming up with names for my planets

Check out also historical precedent for what people have named places when they first set foot on them. A lot of times they're pretty literal descriptions: i.e. Arizona, literally just means Dry Place. Often, a place will get named for the people who live there. This was especially common in the Mus...
by Artemis
Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:48 am
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: Universal Constants RP
Replies: 27
Views: 12817

Re: Universal Constants RP

Oorah. Thanks.
by Artemis
Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:35 am
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Imperium Aeternum - Rome Amongst the Stars
Replies: 3
Views: 2972

Re: Imperium Aeternum - Rome Amongst the Stars

Agreed. Kamin, can we get a brochure or at least a "pitch" for this 'verse?
by Artemis
Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:33 am
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: Universal Constants RP
Replies: 27
Views: 12817

Re: Universal Constants RP

Hey Shroomz, can we get a full on profile for Dick Klash? I think once we have that, we can get this baby rollin'. Of course, there's still plenty of room for more players. HINT HINT WINK WINK NUDGE NUDGE. Kamin: Was Harding in the Marines or Army? I'm guessing Marines since he went up against Jacks...
by Artemis
Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Crazy universe concept: retro hard SF
Replies: 14
Views: 8042

Re: Crazy universe concept: retro hard SF

I really like this idea, actually! Reminds me a lot of stuff like Ministry of Space.

One question, though, is why there'd be no computers or similar technology in space, when it seems to me we'd need stuff like that just to keep the habitats running?
by Artemis
Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:53 am
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Arty tries High Fantasy Warfare
Replies: 3
Views: 3141

Re: Arty tries High Fantasy Warfare

Glad you guys like it! Got a bit more for ya, and I think a map or two will be up soon, as well as flags and banners and the like. Plus, a bit more in-depth discussion on dahgs. 2 The Unionist infantrymen was young, fast, and knew how to use the sharp-tipped staff he was stabbing at Count Visman's t...
by Artemis
Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:54 am
Forum: Universal Constants
Topic: [science & tech] Starships of the United Nations
Replies: 18
Views: 13506

Re: [science & tech] Starships of the United Nations

I'll gladly admit I'm playing pretty fast and loose with the term "O'Neill Cylinder," in that it doesn't fit the Island Three model perfectly. In the 2270s, an O'Neill Cylinder simply means a space-going cylindrical habitat with a self-sustaining ecosystem and spun for simulated gravity. T...
by Artemis
Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Book Thread
Replies: 203
Views: 112324

Re: The Book Thread

Oh I dunno, I think if you can make it through Lord of the Rings, you can make it through Anathem. But that's just me, maybe.
by Artemis
Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Birthday thread
Replies: 528
Views: 233976

Re: Birthday thread

Siege! Happy birthday, boss :D
by Artemis
Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Book Thread
Replies: 203
Views: 112324

Re: The Book Thread

I'm wondering whether or not to buy Snow Crash . I know it's a modern classic and everything, but I'm kind of burned out on sci-fi in general and genre convention-heavy cyberpunk in particular. I couldn't even make it through Revelation Space , and that's not a particularly thick book by any measur...
by Artemis
Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: It gets earlier every year... (Secret Santa)
Replies: 36
Views: 14796

Re: It gets earlier every year... (Secret Santa)

What the heck, toss my name in there!
by Artemis
Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: Universal Constants RP
Replies: 27
Views: 12817

Re: Universal Constants RP

I will go with a hard boiled noir monologuing Klashnoi PI, who gets a job from a Saryan lady in red.
DOOOO IIIIIIIT. Oh man, do it :D
by Artemis
Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:15 am
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: Universal Constants RP
Replies: 27
Views: 12817

Re: Universal Constants RP

Looks good to me :) An absent-minded Indiana Jones, eh? Hey guys, while I'm certainly not gonna put a "race cap" on people's characters, I'd urge those who are interested but have yet to create a character to consider some of the other races. I made every polity involved in this endeavor f...
by Artemis
Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:06 am
Forum: Universal Constants
Topic: [cartography]United Nations Worlds
Replies: 5
Views: 6815

Re: [cartography]United Nations Worlds

I was going for the Rust Belt as a whole, from the Great Lakes to Appalachia, so there's bits of both Coney Island and New Jersey in there, but also some Buffalo, Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Detroit, with smatterings of post-Soviet Russia and blue-collar England and Germany. I'm thrilled you like i...
by Artemis
Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:11 am
Forum: Universal Constants
Topic: [cartography]United Nations Worlds
Replies: 5
Views: 6815

Re: [cartography]United Nations Worlds

Expanded World Profile: Ceres [/size] Ceres is the most massive object in Sol's asteroid belt, and its most highly-populated world as well. While there are almost fifty tiny, independent nations in the Belt, Ceres is the only significant power besides the Cameron Company, and as a result, Ceres has...
by Artemis
Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: Universal Constants RP
Replies: 27
Views: 12817

Re: Universal Constants RP

Oh man! Liberty Kincaid, that's a hell of a name. I think she'll do nicely. And I gotta say, Siege, I really love what you've done with Ceres, both with Dwight and Liberty here. I really hadn't ever given much thought to that particular dwarf world, but now I think I'm gonna. Hmmm... Asteroid Belt/R...
by Artemis
Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:13 am
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: Universal Constants RP
Replies: 27
Views: 12817

Re: Universal Constants RP

So here's the situation as your characters know it: 2271: The independent vessel S.S. Black Swan , under commission by the United Nations Department of Exploratory and Colonial Operations (DECO), leaves Avalon orbit for the special economic zones of the Carepakeh Empire. All contact is lost five day...
by Artemis
Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Art Thread (Concerns)
Replies: 1014
Views: 470809

Re: Art Thread (Concerns)

Oh, wow Malchus! That's actually pretty damn cool-looking! Like a weird mix between a Chinese-style toad spirit statue and a Big Daddy!