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    Thread: Where do you park a starship?
Post: RE: Where do you park a starship?

Wasn't there a discussion about interplanetary transport here a while back that concluded that beam-riders are probably going to dominate interplanetary transit?
Crazy Tom General Setting Discussion 22 205 12-16-2016, 10:56 AM
    Thread: Black Mirror
Post: RE: Black Mirror

Black Mirror is the intellectual equivalent of looking your bartender straight in the eye and saying "Just fuck me up,".
Crazy Tom Books, Games, Movies, and TV 7 10,602 11-12-2016, 03:42 PM
    Thread: Hyper- realistic PC game that can help us with ship design ideas
Post: RE: Hyper- realistic PC game that can help us with...

(11-07-2016, 02:43 AM)Rynn Wrote: I totally respect the fact it's an indie game, and it does seem to have a great physics simulator as its base. I just feel that the "game" is sorely lacking at the ...
Crazy Tom Books, Games, Movies, and TV 10 18,078 11-08-2016, 12:24 PM
    Thread: Hyper- realistic PC game that can help us with ship design ideas
Post: RE: Hyper- realistic PC game that can help us with...

I've seen the tech assumptions mentioned many times by people, so I'm going to chime in here: The reason the tech is limited isn't because the author doesn't think that more advanced systems are poss...
Crazy Tom Books, Games, Movies, and TV 10 18,078 11-06-2016, 10:25 AM
    Thread: Children of a Dead Earth - KSP with Space Battles
Post: RE: Children of a Dead Earth - KSP with Space Batt...

OK, I got into the closed beta and I've found it to be very enjoyable. It's rough around the edges, but I think it's a viable core product. If anyone wants to get into the closed beta, I would recom...
Crazy Tom Books, Games, Movies, and TV 6 14,735 08-14-2016, 12:29 PM
    Thread: Mega-Atomic Flying Wings
Post: RE: Mega-Atomic Flying Wings

I imagine it would really depend on the atmospheric density and composition as well as the planet's gravity. The issue with huge stuff is that the volume goes up with the cube of length/with/height/wh...
Crazy Tom General Setting Discussion 26 293 08-03-2016, 09:12 AM
    Thread: If You Could Start OA From Scratch
Post: RE: If You Could Start OA From Scratch

(07-28-2016, 01:44 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: Probably a foundational part of all this is coming to a group consensus on just how we view/want to depict transapients. The current view is the product of nea...
Crazy Tom General Setting Discussion 113 2,606 07-29-2016, 06:14 AM
    Thread: If You Could Start OA From Scratch
Post: RE: If You Could Start OA From Scratch

(07-19-2016, 12:11 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: Please point to where in OA we indicate we are trying to write stories from the pov of a transapient. Off the top of my head, I'm aware of only one (very short...
Crazy Tom General Setting Discussion 113 2,606 07-28-2016, 06:20 AM
    Thread: If You Could Start OA From Scratch
Post: RE: If You Could Start OA From Scratch

On Transaps, I'm of the strong opinion that the best way to fuck up is to try and envision how they would work. You can say that you're trying to get it as right as you can, but at the end of the day,...
Crazy Tom General Setting Discussion 113 2,606 07-19-2016, 10:37 AM
    Thread: If You Could Start OA From Scratch
Post: RE: If You Could Start OA From Scratch

TL;DR on Transapients: [Video: https://youtu.be/ZLZW8Deq8vE?t=34s] *As I see it, at least.
Crazy Tom General Setting Discussion 113 2,606 07-17-2016, 01:44 PM
    Thread: If You Could Start OA From Scratch
Post: RE: If You Could Start OA From Scratch

(07-16-2016, 10:21 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: I would suggest that the cause of this issue may be a disconnect between what we say and what we SHOW (and yes the use of caps is deliberate). I think you've m...
Crazy Tom General Setting Discussion 113 2,606 07-16-2016, 10:59 AM
    Thread: If You Could Start OA From Scratch
Post: RE: If You Could Start OA From Scratch

The main problem with the setting, with regards to story-writing (as I see it) is transapients. There's this whole future history about super intelligence that is ultimately written by baselines. No...
Crazy Tom General Setting Discussion 113 2,606 07-16-2016, 04:56 AM
    Thread: If You Could Start OA From Scratch
Post: RE: If You Could Start OA From Scratch

I'd separate the future history into a different project altogether or even eliminate it altogether. In my personal experience, OA is strong in its world-building and weak in its storytelling. It's ...
Crazy Tom General Setting Discussion 113 2,606 07-15-2016, 11:53 AM
    Thread: Children of a Dead Earth - KSP with Space Battles
Post: RE: Children of a Dead Earth - KSP with Space Batt...

[Image: https://childrenofadeadearth.files.wordp....png?w=700] Based on this picture, it looks like there will be a fire control window (on the right), which in theory should be able to handle whatev...
Crazy Tom Books, Games, Movies, and TV 6 14,735 05-31-2016, 10:44 AM
    Thread: Children of a Dead Earth - KSP with Space Battles
Post: Children of a Dead Earth - KSP with Space Battles

[Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjWEGlot35Y] Greenlit on Steam: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/f...=673559448 Dev Blog [Image: https://childrenofadeadearth.files.wordp....png?w=700]...
Crazy Tom Books, Games, Movies, and TV 6 14,735 05-30-2016, 10:45 PM
    Thread: Self-propelled star idea
Post: RE: Self-propelled star idea

I assume that the various elements of the image are not to scale?
Crazy Tom Art and Visual Media 18 187 05-28-2016, 01:34 AM
    Thread: Void Bubbles, Entropy Traps and Thermodynamics
Post: RE: Void Bubbles, Entropy Traps and Thermodynamics

(05-26-2016, 12:40 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: Hi there, Welcome to OA:) Thanks! Glad to be here. Quote:Photons, including infrared radiation, can pass through the boundary of a void bubble. Where things...
Crazy Tom General Setting Discussion 6 91 05-26-2016, 04:42 AM
    Thread: Void Bubbles, Entropy Traps and Thermodynamics
Post: Void Bubbles, Entropy Traps and Thermodynamics

Hi folks, I've searched around but I've been unable to find any information on the subject so I thought I'd stop lurking and join the board already. My first question is can infrared radiation pass...
Crazy Tom General Setting Discussion 6 91 05-25-2016, 11:32 PM