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    Thread: Papercutters rewrite !
Post: RE: Papercutters rewrite !

Would this be able to go online now? It feels awkward to me that the updated Macrystis page now links to an outdated papercutter page. Wording can always still be tweaked after it's online, and it'll ...
TSSL Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 29 544 01-31-2024, 03:06 PM
    Thread: Macrystis re-write
Post: RE: Macrystis re-write

We've also got a draft description up online now (https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/4edf88339f50b), so people can check that over if you'd like!
TSSL Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 43 968 01-31-2024, 02:59 PM
    Thread: Papercutters rewrite !
Post: RE: Papercutters rewrite !

I like the change myself. Making papercutters seem more like something deliberately spread and less like an invasive species was one of the major changes we were going for compared to the original stu...
TSSL Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 29 544 12-25-2023, 09:55 AM
    Thread: Macrystis Biology
Post: RE: Macrystis Biology

Thanks! We are hoping to get a draft of the Savastos article and an expanded (but not completed) draft of the Macrystis article ready in the next few months or so :) Could include summaries of major c...
TSSL General Setting Discussion 12 207 12-23-2023, 03:03 PM
    Thread: Dilmun (A Metasoft Baseline Reserve)
Post: RE: Dilmun (A Metasoft Baseline Reserve)

stevebowers Wrote: (08-11-2023, 06:11 AM) -- The tides on Dilmun are lower than on Earth. -- About two-thirds height for the lunar tides, specifically, though because the moon is so much closer to ...
TSSL General Setting Discussion 66 1,017 08-12-2023, 01:59 PM
    Thread: Dilmun (A Metasoft Baseline Reserve)
Post: RE: Dilmun (A Metasoft Baseline Reserve)

extherian Wrote: (08-10-2023, 07:50 PM) -- Incidentally, this article appears to be unfinished, with the mysterious statement at the bottom 'To be continued...'. Does anyone have any plans to ever fi...
TSSL General Setting Discussion 66 1,017 08-11-2023, 03:27 AM
    Thread: Papercutters rewrite !
Post: RE: Papercutters rewrite !

Just as a note for reference, there's a little more to be added into the "Outside Macrystis" section, and the pictures are placeholders that are there to give the gist of what will be there. But gener...
TSSL Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 29 544 06-12-2023, 02:44 PM
    Thread: Macrystis Biology
Post: RE: Macrystis Biology

As far as I remember, the amount of volcanism is very sensitive to Macrystis's orbital eccentricity around Lontis. I believe we agreed that the eccentricity should be whatever amount results in being ...
TSSL General Setting Discussion 12 207 02-07-2023, 03:35 PM
    Thread: Macrystis Biology
Post: RE: Macrystis Biology

Just chiming in to clarify point #5! While multicellular eukaryotes on Earth reproduce by having our gametes fuse together, parameciums do no such fusion, instead transferring genetic material dire...
TSSL General Setting Discussion 12 207 02-07-2023, 11:32 AM
    Thread: Contradictions about Tohul’s surface atmospheric pressure
Post: RE: Contradictions about Tohul’s surface atmospher...

I can see that, yeah; it used to be an even greater mismatch when the article still said Tohul's oceans were discontinuous. Which is why it'd be useful to get them to match fully. The alternative t...
TSSL General Setting Discussion 46 760 11-23-2022, 05:26 AM
    Thread: Contradictions about Tohul’s surface atmospheric pressure
Post: RE: Contradictions about Tohul’s surface atmospher...

Hello, wanted to bump this because I was putting together a post with thoughts about Tohul history and pre-contact society, and that brought me back to noticing the major inconsistencies between the m...
TSSL General Setting Discussion 46 760 11-22-2022, 10:17 AM
    Thread: Planetary classification
Post: RE: Planetary classification

I'd like to suggest the "Life Based Classifications" part of the EWoCS could use a little clarification/tweaking. While I love having "mesobiotic" in as an intermediary between "microbiotic" and "mac...
TSSL General Setting Discussion 365 7,356 11-22-2022, 08:48 AM
    Thread: Planetary classification
Post: RE: Planetary classification

Discussion of the Macrystis project led to more general discussion of the Vesperian subtype. Given that being tide-locked to a star leads to distinct conditions on a planet, and that the current ...
TSSL General Setting Discussion 365 7,356 07-14-2020, 09:01 AM
    Thread: Big Xeno Animals?
Post: RE: Big Xeno Animals?

1. Probably best as its own article then, but linked. Its own article would give an opportunity to spend more time talking about the lazurogened ones. 2. I don't know, maybe. They wouldn't have h...
TSSL General Setting Discussion 16 250 08-11-2019, 03:50 AM
    Thread: Evolutionary History of Orwell: The Rajasekaran Period
Post: RE: Evolutionary History of Orwell: The Rajasekar...

a) The Geological Periods page makes sense as a hub, sure. I'd been thinking about having individual articles for the remaining periods, while leaving the first seven periods grouped together in the ...
TSSL Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 7 84 08-11-2019, 03:14 AM
    Thread: Big Xeno Animals?
Post: RE: Big Xeno Animals?

Drashner1 Wrote: (02-16-2017, 12:55 PM) -- What sort of large lifeforms might be found on the various Garden Worlds of the Terragen Sphere? Not gengineered lifeforms but naturally evolved creatures i...
TSSL General Setting Discussion 16 250 08-10-2019, 11:27 AM
    Thread: Cultural Groups and Conflicts in Y11K
Post: RE: Cultural Groups and Conflicts in Y11K

Some of these conflicts also connect really well with Universal Design Clade Patternism Terraformation Pantropy could also conflict with... I guess I'll call it Leave-It-Alone-ism? Those who don...
TSSL General Setting Discussion 27 352 08-10-2019, 08:18 AM
    Thread: Evolutionary History of Orwell: The Rajasekaran Period
Post: RE: Evolutionary History of Orwell: The Rajasekar...

Drashner1 Wrote: (08-09-2019, 11:03 PM) -- Normally we'd give this a bit more time - usually a week - before considering it submitted to allow folks time to read it, submit feedback and such. -- Go...
TSSL Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 7 84 08-10-2019, 08:08 AM
    Thread: Evolutionary History of Orwell: The Rajasekaran Period
Post: RE: Evolutionary History of Orwell: The Rajasekar...

Thanks! I haven't installed a new version of G-plates for a while; I'll have to check that out. I have an outline of continental positions for the entire time up to the present day, which I made a...
TSSL Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 7 84 08-09-2019, 02:53 PM
    Thread: Cultural Groups and Conflicts in Y11K
Post: RE: Cultural Groups and Conflicts in Y11K

syzithryx Wrote: (08-09-2019, 07:01 AM) -- Even "social resources" like fame strike me as meager reasons for conflict, as of course, fame and popularity are not zero-sum games. -- Not everyone can ...
TSSL General Setting Discussion 27 352 08-09-2019, 02:35 PM