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    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 Ve...
TSSL General Setting Discussion 344 5,642 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 had...
TSSL General Setting Discussion 16 245 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 79 08-11-2019, 03:14 AM
    Thread: Big Xeno Animals?
Post: RE: Big Xeno Animals?

(02-16-2017, 12:55 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: What sort of large lifeforms might be found on the various Garden Worlds of the Terragen Sphere? Not gengineered lifeforms but naturally evolved creatures in t...
TSSL General Setting Discussion 16 245 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 Le...
TSSL General Setting Discussion 27 334 08-10-2019, 08:18 AM
    Thread: Evolutionary History of Orwell: The Rajasekaran Period
Post: RE: Evolutionary History of Orwell: The Rajasekar...

(08-09-2019, 11:03 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: 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. Got it! ...
TSSL Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 7 79 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 f...
TSSL Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 7 79 08-09-2019, 02:53 PM
    Thread: Cultural Groups and Conflicts in Y11K
Post: RE: Cultural Groups and Conflicts in Y11K

(08-09-2019, 07:01 AM)syzithryx Wrote: 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 have eve...
TSSL General Setting Discussion 27 334 08-09-2019, 02:35 PM
    Thread: Evolutionary History of Orwell: The Rajasekaran Period
Post: Evolutionary History of Orwell: The Rajasekaran P...

This is a continuation of my evolutionary history of Orwell project from a few years back.  Original thread here.   The individual period write up got rather lenghty, so I was thinking that Orwell's ...
TSSL Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 7 79 08-08-2019, 09:16 AM
    Thread: Cultural Groups and Conflicts in Y11K
Post: RE: Cultural Groups and Conflicts in Y11K

I don't agree that good science fiction has to be about problems we face today because, well, sometimes it's about problems we're not facing yet but might at some future point. Sometimes it's explori...
TSSL General Setting Discussion 27 334 08-08-2019, 03:26 AM
    Thread: How things are named in Orion's Arm Universe
Post: RE: How things are named in Orion's Arm Universe

My opinion is that most names in the OA setting have to be translation conventions anyway.  Even taking into account the increased lifespans, this is enough time for pronunciations to become largely u...
TSSL General Setting Discussion 37 306 08-07-2019, 02:13 PM
    Thread: Possible Leviathan Components
Post: RE: Possible Leviathan Components

(07-26-2019, 01:32 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: re stasis - possibly. Although I would think that to a civ like the Leviathan- or Terragens for that matter - there is no functional difference between a thing...
TSSL General Setting Discussion 39 613 08-06-2019, 02:36 PM
    Thread: Creating wormholes...as a modosophont civilization?
Post: RE: Creating wormholes...as a modosophont civiliza...

Would it be possible for an alien civilization to have developed in such a way that it produced transavants but not regular transapients or archai?
TSSL General Setting Discussion 12 136 08-06-2019, 02:23 PM
    Thread: Autopilot mode for modos?
Post: RE: Autopilot mode for modos?

I did suggest something fairly similar in a thread a few years ago on "What is plebvec like?" This was when brainstorming a bunch of capabilities that typical vecs might have, though noting also that...
TSSL General Setting Discussion 12 179 08-06-2019, 02:20 PM
    Thread: Possible Leviathan Components
Post: RE: Possible Leviathan Components

(07-24-2019, 11:08 AM)omega_tyrant Wrote: I agree that the amount and type of computronium involved will make a big difference. Imagine devoting 10% of that mass over to virtual habitats and virtua...
TSSL General Setting Discussion 39 613 07-25-2019, 04:08 PM
    Thread: Possible Leviathan Components
Post: RE: Possible Leviathan Components

This all is really fascinating to me.  (And, hey, I'm coming out of a pretty extensive lurk-hiatus here.) I just want to note that a cube has eight corners, so a cube's "corners and faces" would add ...
TSSL General Setting Discussion 39 613 07-24-2019, 07:38 AM
    Thread: A Fourth Song from Santarchai
Post: RE: A Fourth Song from Santarchai

Thank you both :) Santarchai shall gift you some godtech.
TSSL General Off-topic Discussion 3 4,521 12-28-2017, 03:15 PM
  Music Thread: A Fourth Song from Santarchai
Post: A Fourth Song from Santarchai

Santarchai has made a new song for us :) Rockin' around the Christmas Tree Cluster at the Portal hop, Mistletoe made from nanofog, Crystal Flyers set it up. Rockin' around the Christmas Tree, Let the...
TSSL General Off-topic Discussion 3 4,521 12-26-2017, 05:50 PM
  Music Thread: Santarchai's Third Carol
Post: Santarchai's Third Carol

Folding up spacetime, In an archai-driven ship, O'er starfields we go, Reading the EG! Around Jovian rings, And supernovas bright, What fun it is to ride and see The universe tonight! Oh, weylforges...
TSSL General Off-topic Discussion 1 3,777 12-26-2016, 12:50 PM
  Music Thread: Christmas Carol from Santarchai
Post: Christmas Carol from Santarchai

Deck the Transcension Maze Halls Deck the maze with bots ufoggy Falalalalalalalascend! 'Tis the season for ascending Falalalalalalalascend! Don we now archai apparel Falalalalalalalalascend! Troll t...
TSSL General Off-topic Discussion 3 5,048 12-25-2015, 03:27 PM