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    Thread: Hello, all
Post: RE: Hello, all

Welcome to the group!  Agreed, we'd do well to get a few Youtube videos out there. Due to the way Youtube tracks and directs viewers (which has its downside in society generally, but that's a separat...
Matterplay1 The Arrivals Lounge 13 2,027 04-04-2021, 03:44 AM
    Thread: Hello!
Post: RE: Hello!

Welcome to the group!
Matterplay1 The Arrivals Lounge 8 1,276 04-04-2021, 02:08 AM
    Thread: Homo Superior Genemods (Update)
Post: RE: Homo Superior Genemods (Update)

Worth considering that cognitive capabilities of r/l humans are only loosely linked to brain size anyway. Last I checked, there was a lowish correlation with IQ, and even there it could be that larger...
Matterplay1 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 19 277 07-19-2020, 11:12 AM
    Thread: Toh'ul'h character profile + snapshot
Post: RE: Toh'ul'h character profile + snapshot

I've no specific advise/criticism to offer at the moment, but just wanted to say how impressed I am with these pieces! They have drama an depth, and give a strong sense of what To'ul'h life would have...
Matterplay1 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 18 314 07-18-2020, 02:11 PM
    Thread: To'uh'l history
Post: RE: To'uh'l history

(12-20-2019, 03:56 AM)1of3 Wrote: (12-09-2019, 05:15 PM)siliconprophet Wrote: It's actually well established in the lore that there is only one living language on Tohul and it has been that way fo...
Matterplay1 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 6 117 12-22-2019, 03:27 AM
    Thread: Heraldry in the Terragen Sphere
Post: RE: Heraldry in the Terragen Sphere

(12-07-2019, 12:07 PM)Lemuria Wrote: (12-06-2019, 10:59 PM)Lemuria Wrote: Well, may you suggest some text? I’m working on another draft, out in probably a few days or something. Now that I’m not a...
Matterplay1 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 31 418 12-07-2019, 01:10 PM
    Thread: To'ul'h saprophyte confusion
Post: RE: To'ul'h saprophyte confusion

(11-15-2019, 06:40 PM)stevebowers Wrote: Stephen, where do the skyplankton fit in the classification of organisms on To'ul'h? Are they simply microbes that are unrelated to hyperthermophiles? Of cou...
Matterplay1 General Setting Discussion 12 122 11-17-2019, 11:17 AM
    Thread: To'ul'h saprophyte confusion
Post: RE: To'ul'h saprophyte confusion

I'll admit to a bit of bias, since I am the author, but I think the original article makes it quite clear that the biota involved are only rough analogues of Terragen life forms. That would be the rea...
Matterplay1 General Setting Discussion 12 122 11-15-2019, 02:49 PM
    Thread: Naturally evolved microgravity xenosophont clade
Post: RE: Naturally evolved microgravity xenosophont cla...

I have a tough time imagining how biological life forms could arise in conditions of microgravity and vacuum. Perhaps others can manage better. However, if non-sophont forms are created to survive the...
Matterplay1 General Setting Discussion 10 121 01-01-2019, 07:58 AM
    Thread: EG - The Solar System in 10,600 AT
Post: RE: EG - The Solar System in 10,600 AT

(12-29-2018, 07:42 AM)extherian Wrote: The pages on Uranus and Neptune are long and very in-depth. It would look weird if the histories of Jupiter and Saturn weren't explored in similar levels of de...
Matterplay1 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 342 5,218 01-01-2019, 07:40 AM
    Thread: Caretaker Gods
Post: RE: Caretaker Gods

(11-19-2018, 10:54 AM)Rakuen07 Wrote: I feel that the Caretaker Gods haven't received much love lately, so I created this thread to draw attention to the CGs  and discuss about them. ..... 3) Why ...
Matterplay1 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 23 442 11-22-2018, 02:55 PM
    Thread: Brazil [EG Article]
Post: RE: Brazil [EG Article]

Some of the Brazilians would have settled in bubblehabs on Saturn. Some in the days of growth and optimism before the Technocalypse and many more afterwards as refugees (ether on their own or else as ...
Matterplay1 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 51 631 08-23-2018, 02:48 AM
    Thread: Tweaks
Post: RE: Tweaks

(08-22-2018, 08:45 AM)extherian Wrote: As with the Superior draft, this is meant to be the finished article. I don't intend to draw it out any further unless anyone has a good suggestion to make. Lo...
Matterplay1 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 68 526 08-22-2018, 09:51 AM
    Thread: Brights, Superbrights, and Superturings
Post: RE: Brights, Superbrights, and Superturings

The problematic lines were not in my original draft, but were taken from suggestions in this thread. :-) Sometimes adding details creates more problems than it solves.  To make things even more compl...
Matterplay1 General Setting Discussion 22 385 08-21-2018, 12:57 AM
    Thread: Ascended/Transcended States of Consciousness
Post: RE: Ascended/Transcended States of Consciousness

(08-20-2018, 02:25 AM)Qualitum Dragon Wrote: Anyway, despite this, i think loneliness would still be capable of causing a transapient to become unstable, possibly going mad. I think we should hint ...
Matterplay1 General Setting Discussion 18 320 08-20-2018, 03:04 PM
    Thread: Brights, Superbrights, and Superturings
Post: RE: Brights, Superbrights, and Superturings

I've decided to continue to post drafts in this thread for consistency's sake. Bright Originally in reference to gifted baseline humans, but since generalized to all modosophonts. A Bright has mental...
Matterplay1 General Setting Discussion 22 385 08-20-2018, 02:51 PM
    Thread: Broken Links
Post: RE: Broken Links

(08-19-2018, 11:25 PM)extherian Wrote: The page Supporting Minds in the Red Star 'M'Pire has a broken link: "Historically, the ascension rate in the Red Star 'M'pire has been both higher than the a...
Matterplay1 Website and Content Issues 38 445 08-20-2018, 01:33 PM
    Thread: Evolution of the human brain: when bigger is better
Post: RE: Evolution of the human brain: when bigger is b...

Of course, we baseline humans (and probably the other big-brained animals too) are already into latency issues. When you reach for something, your hand is already in motion some fractions of a second ...
Matterplay1 Real Life But OA Relevant 32 21,930 08-20-2018, 09:23 AM
    Thread: Superiors
Post: RE: Superiors

My suggestion is that the First Federation had some good basic templates and that Superiors were very much an essential part of what made the First Fed what it was, but that there have been many furth...
Matterplay1 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 52 483 08-20-2018, 08:51 AM
    Thread: Superiors
Post: RE: Superiors

One thing to think about though is that a story about how the 'Homo superior' clades arose is different from a story about what they are and can do in the Current Era. When we produce bigger articles ...
Matterplay1 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 52 483 08-20-2018, 03:35 AM