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    Thread: (Deep breaths) "Clades", limitations and possible solutions
Post: RE: (Deep breaths) "Clades", limitations and possi...

A style guide for clades sounds like a good and fun edition, and I’m curious to see how it will be implemented. Perhaps a little slice of the myriad of reasons sophonts might stick to one clade or ano...
Not Applicable General Setting Discussion 35 424 08-11-2021, 01:13 AM
    Thread: Extent of Transavant Augmentation
Post: Extent of Transavant Augmentation

Was reading about Transavants and Transcyborgs not too long ago, and the extent of their augmentation wasn’t well detailed. Just how many toposophic levels can be covered by intelligence spikes for ex...
Not Applicable General Setting Discussion 1 46 08-04-2021, 11:48 PM
    Thread: Muuh snapshot
Post: RE: Muuh snapshot

Added more to the first paragraph, loving on the environment as requested. "...The processes that shaped this cold hazy world took on a new light. The shallow river that fed the stream near the muuh...
Not Applicable Creative Writing 8 74 07-30-2021, 05:58 AM
    Thread: Name Changes
Post: RE: Name Changes

(07-26-2021, 08:45 PM)MacGregor Wrote: First asked these questions in the Post-First Fed thread but it didn't get any traction so here we go. I wanted to open the discussion on some possible name al...
Not Applicable General Setting Discussion 29 310 07-29-2021, 03:17 AM
    Thread: Muuh snapshot
Post: RE: Muuh snapshot

(07-28-2021, 11:48 PM)selden Wrote: Some questions are inspired by the snapshot. I’m not implying that they should be answered, though. Some mystery is appropriate. How did they become friends? Wha...
Not Applicable Creative Writing 8 74 07-29-2021, 01:44 AM
    Thread: Muuh snapshot
Post: RE: Muuh snapshot

No expense should be spared for the beauty of Titanian worlds, of course. As for connecting the snapshot to bigger events, I’m not exactly sure. I’m perhaps just too tired to see it, but I can’t see ...
Not Applicable Creative Writing 8 74 07-28-2021, 01:28 PM
    Thread: Muuh snapshot
Post: Muuh snapshot

The idea of an encounter between a pair of young vecs and a muuh biobot had given me enough willpower to write. Here's what I have so far The dark hydrocarbon soil crunched under the feet of the two...
Not Applicable Creative Writing 8 74 07-28-2021, 12:43 PM
    Thread: How much do Terragens owe to Ahumans?
Post: How much do Terragens owe to Ahumans?

As you all know, the first Terragen wormholes were built by a mysterious AI civilizations, no doubt descended from the ahumans of Sol. The fact it’s still being used many millennia after it’s creators...
Not Applicable General Setting Discussion 3 59 07-20-2021, 06:29 AM
    Thread: Biont Solipsism
Post: Biont Solipsism

Solipsism seems to me one of the more common viewpoints in OA, with the  Panvirtuality embodying the hopes of the first solipsistic AIs created in the Information and Interplanetary ages. However, sol...
Not Applicable General Setting Discussion 2 48 05-30-2021, 01:39 AM
    Thread: Future of the Terragen Sphere and HEEC mergers
Post: RE: Future of the Terragen Sphere and HEEC mergers

I don’t think the problem would be wars among the high transapients themselves, if I were to accept a terragen-centric approach. Rapidly expanding and constantly appearing blights and perversities mig...
Not Applicable General Setting Discussion 11 200 05-24-2021, 11:02 PM
    Thread: Future of the Terragen Sphere and HEEC mergers
Post: RE: Future of the Terragen Sphere and HEEC mergers

If we are to assume that the issue is toposophic and not from any Dawn Hunters (indeed it seems somewhat silly to suggest they have spread all over the local group) it may only be civilizations that d...
Not Applicable General Setting Discussion 11 200 05-24-2021, 11:29 AM
    Thread: Some Disambiguate Images
Post: RE: Some Disambiguate Images

That last starship is really quite something, these are wonderful pictures.
Not Applicable Art and Visual Media 71 1,239 05-24-2021, 07:25 AM
    Thread: Cytherian planet with remnants of a complex biosphere
Post: RE: Cytherian planet with remnants of a complex bi...

A cold Venus does sound rather strange. How a planet like this would form is beyond me though, unless it migrated a little outwards from its sun
Not Applicable General Setting Discussion 18 166 05-24-2021, 07:16 AM
    Thread: Future of the Terragen Sphere and HEEC mergers
Post: RE: Future of the Terragen Sphere and HEEC mergers

(05-23-2021, 05:24 AM)Vitto Wrote: I guess that all can happen. The thing that scary me is the fact that almost all the HEEC civilizations in the galaxy appear more or less of the same size, so they...
Not Applicable General Setting Discussion 11 200 05-23-2021, 09:52 AM
    Thread: Cytherian planet with remnants of a complex biosphere
Post: RE: Cytherian planet with remnants of a complex bi...

Wouldn’t such adaptations leave the possibility of this planet being terraformed by the Thiogens? The fate of this planet wouldn’t be too many steps removed from the thiogen planet listed under “forme...
Not Applicable General Setting Discussion 18 166 05-23-2021, 05:06 AM
    Thread: Future of the Terragen Sphere and HEEC mergers
Post: Future of the Terragen Sphere and HEEC mergers

While the Terragen sphere is probably some thousands of years away from physically encountering the nearest HEECs, the question of what will happen when they do inevitably meet is worth contemplating....
Not Applicable General Setting Discussion 11 200 05-23-2021, 04:50 AM
    Thread: Cytherian planet with remnants of a complex biosphere
Post: RE: Cytherian planet with remnants of a complex bi...

There’s still the issue of what sort of solvents these organisms will use. I admit I had assumed there would be liquid water within the atmosphere but that’s probably not the case in these sorts of pl...
Not Applicable General Setting Discussion 18 166 05-23-2021, 01:48 AM
    Thread: Cytherian planet with remnants of a complex biosphere
Post: RE: Cytherian planet with remnants of a complex bi...

(05-22-2021, 05:58 AM)stevebowers Wrote: How about methane? That's less dense than carbon dioxide. I'm thinking that dead organisms in a skyplankton biome would sink towards the ground, where their...
Not Applicable General Setting Discussion 18 166 05-22-2021, 06:08 AM
    Thread: Meistersinger addtion
Post: RE: Meistersinger addtion

What sort of matching would this be? Similar information content or emission bands, or something else entirely?
Not Applicable Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 22 374 05-22-2021, 05:23 AM
    Thread: Building a life bearing IgneoGaian world (Just building for fun)
Post: RE: Building a life bearing IgneoGaian world (Just...

If these organisms are composed entirely of crystals, ceramics, or other heat resistant materials, how could they be motile? It’s sort of hard to imagine them getting anywhere unless they ‘grow’ in ce...
Not Applicable General Setting Discussion 32 403 05-22-2021, 01:53 AM