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by Specialist290
Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:46 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Carver's Anarchy
Replies: 58
Views: 30469

Another excellent chapter :) I have a feeling that that Tineersal is going to be significant later.

Also, spotted a typo:
Bxk'gr, the quartermaster of Carver's crew, was indeed a maser tailor.
I'm assuming you meant "a master tailor"?
by Specialist290
Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Rough Guide to the Ooniverse
Replies: 267
Views: 54566

I knew I was forgetting something... I'll see if I can't edit a paragraph or two in.

EDIT: Added.
by Specialist290
Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:33 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Carver's Anarchy
Replies: 58
Views: 30469

Definitely liking both the story and the worldbuilding. I think I'll have a little bit of trouble swatting pirates indiscriminately after something like that, especially part 4. (I'll probably still do it all the same, but it's definitely got me thinking about what some of those "pirates" are really...
by Specialist290
Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:11 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Rough Guide to the Ooniverse
Replies: 267
Views: 54566

Yet another humble submission: Aronar * Economic status: Poor industrial * Technology level: 8 * Population: 3.2 million human colonials * Political status: Feudal * Radius: 5429 km * G: 1.02 standard * Neighbors (7.0 LY or less): Isence, Aesbion, Beusrior, Ontiat, Isinor, Qutiri "Aronar is most fam...
by Specialist290
Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:31 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Rough Guide to the Ooniverse
Replies: 267
Views: 54566

Wow. It's hard to believe I haven't been here in so long, and even harder to believe that no one's worked on this since!

I've got an idea for a planet or two to update. Let's see what the next couple of hours brings.
by Specialist290
Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Side Weapons
Replies: 10
Views: 1341

Thanks for the replies; lots of food for thought here. I'll probably end up using one mount for a Mining Laser, but some day I'd like to try and see if I can defeat a ship using only side-mounted vessels. (It'll make an interesting challenge--I'm on 1.65 now, which means no yaw.)
by Specialist290
Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:57 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Side Weapons
Replies: 10
Views: 1341

Side Weapons

A sudden thought just hit me: Is there any real practical purpose to mounting weapons on the port and starboard mounts of your spaceship? It seems to me that they'd be pretty difficult to use unless you're for all intents and purposes standing still, or the target happens to be flying in a straight ...
by Specialist290
Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Rough Guide to the Ooniverse
Replies: 267
Views: 54566

While thinking about which planet to write about next and looking through the Planet List, I suddenly noticed something that's missing from all the Rough Guide entries to date: A section on "Neighbors." Therefore I'm going to try to add that to all the existing Rough Guide entries (starting w/ the o...
by Specialist290
Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Rough Guide to the Ooniverse
Replies: 267
Views: 54566

Thanks for the compliments, guys :D I'll try to get at least one more writeup done in the next few days. @DaddyHoggy: I have to say that I actually received a bit of a "late" introduction to cyberpunk, through The Matrix (which has a bit of a passing resemblance if you squint enough) and Ghost in th...
by Specialist290
Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Rough Guide to the Ooniverse
Replies: 267
Views: 54566

For me it is us, 50 years from now, where only the Super Corporations exist - ala Taco Bell from "Demolition Man", where Sony is the only producer of Electronic Gadgets (for example), or (ha-ha) Land Rover is the only car manufacturer. Your system sounds positively feudal, irrespective of the excel...
by Specialist290
Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Rough Guide to the Ooniverse
Replies: 267
Views: 54566

All right, first entry ready for consideration: Aesbion * Economic status: Mainly industrial * Technology level: 10 * Population: 4.7. Bilion (Green Frogs) * Political status: Corporate State * Radius: 6701 km * G: 1.02 standard "The planet Aesbion is cursed by dreadful civil war." Regardless of how...
by Specialist290
Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Rough Guide to the Ooniverse
Replies: 267
Views: 54566

Thanks for the welcomes, guys :D I've already got a few ideas for what I want to write prepared in my head--now all that's left is to get them down "on paper." Let's see how my first one turns out...
by Specialist290
Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:21 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Rough Guide to the Ooniverse
Replies: 267
Views: 54566

Hello, new member and three-day player of Oolite (and ex-lurker of the forums) here. Hope no one minds the thread-necromancy here, but I just wanted to say a few things: First off, I have to say that I'm very appreciative of the people who put together the entries in the Rough Guide. Those wiki arti...