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    Thread: The Sephirotic Empires: Let's Divide the Total Population
Post: RE: The Sephirotic Empires: Let's Divide the Total...

Looks good to me. I suggest we alter the virtual numbers a bit so they aren't exactly a tenfold range. I imagine some empires have more accurate stats than others. For example. Cyberian Network A...
MacGregor General Setting Discussion 15 164 01-24-2023, 09:32 PM
    Thread: Rise of Homo Superior (rewrite)
Post: RE: Rise of Homo Superior (rewrite)

Good work! Overall, I think this is heading in the right direction and an improvement to the current version. We probably want to add a little more content about later history and Homo Superiors in th...
MacGregor Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 4 69 01-24-2023, 09:26 PM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

Todd, I agree that in the Current Era that the body a mind is put into be it mechanical, virtual, or biological is largely a matter of taste. As you mentioend above, that will not have been the ca...
MacGregor Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 197 2,246 01-24-2023, 08:58 PM
    Thread: Sephirotic Empires (rewrite)
Post: RE: Sephirotic Empires (rewrite)

Crossroads Wrote: (01-20-2023, 04:42 AM) -- Drashner1 Wrote: (01-20-2023, 12:16 AM) -- Crossroads Wrote: (01-19-2023, 10:34 AM) -- Despite these difficulties, most sophontologists in the Current Er...
MacGregor Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 46 654 01-24-2023, 08:43 PM
    Thread: This awesome worldbuilding project is mindbogglingly vast? Where do I start?
Post: RE: This awesome worldbuilding project is mindbogg...

Welcome to OA!
MacGregor The Arrivals Lounge 12 391 01-24-2023, 08:28 PM
    Thread: Sephirotic Empires (rewrite)
Post: RE: Sephirotic Empires (rewrite)

Great job! This is an excellent and useful update.
MacGregor Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 46 654 01-17-2023, 02:37 AM
    Thread: Ultimate Muscle Tech-Level Mismatch
Post: RE: Ultimate Muscle Tech-Level Mismatch

Good catch, Vaktus
MacGregor Website and Content Issues 8 65 01-10-2023, 09:32 PM
    Thread: Sephirotic Empires (rewrite)
Post: RE: Sephirotic Empires (rewrite)

This looks great! My only quibble is with the definition in the data panel. I know it is made clearer in the body, but could we flesh out the data panel definition a little more? Perhaps to something ...
MacGregor Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 46 654 01-10-2023, 09:23 PM
    Thread: The Sephirotics: Summary of Respective Memetics and Cultures
Post: RE: The Sephirotics: Summary of Respective Memetic...

I’m ok with keeping the Sophic League as is, but we should think about adding some more content. I really like Rynn’s idea about making the FAS more of a lived history focused entity than an artif...
MacGregor General Setting Discussion 16 163 01-10-2023, 03:18 AM
  Smile Thread: Children of Time
Post: Children of Time

Hey everyone, I recently finished Adrian Tchaikovsky’s 2015 novel Children of Time. It was fantastic and possibly the best sci-fi novel I’ve read in years. Of special interest to OAUP is the author’s ...
MacGregor Books, Games, Movies, and TV 1 186 01-08-2023, 10:05 PM
    Thread: Howdy do
Post: RE: Howdy do

Welcome to OA!
MacGregor The Arrivals Lounge 3 284 01-08-2023, 09:49 PM
    Thread: The Sephirotics: Summary of Respective Memetics and Cultures
Post: RE: The Sephirotics: Summary of Respective Memetic...

Awesome! Great work Crossroads.
MacGregor General Setting Discussion 16 163 01-08-2023, 06:55 AM
    Thread: Moving Stars Issue with Inner Sphere Star List
Post: RE: Moving Stars Issue with Inner Sphere Star List

For me this is a non-issue. In most cases, it’s a distinction without a difference. Furthermore not all EG articles take place in the current era, so using 2000 CE positions is as good as any.
MacGregor General Setting Discussion 10 82 01-07-2023, 08:50 PM
    Thread: Hyperpower Discussion
Post: RE: Hyperpower Discussion

Drashner1 Wrote: (01-01-2023, 12:44 AM) -- MacGregor Wrote: (12-31-2022, 09:00 PM) -- Crossroads, interesting you mention "meta-empire." That's another term I see cropping up throughout the EG. Howe...
MacGregor Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 6 74 01-01-2023, 06:19 AM
    Thread: Virtual modosophont population estimates: Should we reduce the uncertainty?
Post: RE: Virtual modosophont population estimates: Shou...

I support reducing the uncertainty by an order of magnitude.
MacGregor General Setting Discussion 11 116 12-31-2022, 09:14 PM
    Thread: Hyperpower Discussion
Post: RE: Hyperpower Discussion

Good comments guys, I totally agree. As far as a quick replacement, "superpower" is likely appropriate in most cases. "Great power" and "empire" would also work well. Crossroads, interesting you...
MacGregor Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 6 74 12-31-2022, 09:00 PM
    Thread: Hyperpower Discussion
Post: Hyperpower Discussion

Background: While reading through material for the current discussion on Sephirotics, I kept coming across the term "Hyperpowers." For those that aren't familiar "Hyperpower" is a relatively new term ...
MacGregor Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 6 74 12-30-2022, 08:58 PM
    Thread: Sephirotic Empires (rewrite)
Post: RE: Sephirotic Empires (rewrite)

Crossroads, This is looking really good. As I mentioned in the other forum (https://www.orionsarm.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=5697), should we include a table for the 16 Sephirotics with Name, Le...
MacGregor Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 46 654 12-28-2022, 09:04 PM
    Thread: The Sephirotics: Ruling Archai, Capital Systems, and Populations
Post: RE: The Sephirotics: Ruling Archai, Capital System...

Crossroads Wrote: (12-23-2022, 10:03 AM) -- What I figured to be a plausible plan of attack (just as a suggestion and with each step perhaps overlapping in time) was this: 1. Finalize the update o...
MacGregor Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 21 279 12-28-2022, 09:02 PM
    Thread: The Sephirotics: Ruling Archai, Capital Systems, and Populations
Post: RE: The Sephirotics: Ruling Archai, Capital System...

Crossroads, Thanks for kicking this off. Whether this is the next focus or not, I think it is worth our time revising such a major part of the setting. I must confess that I still find myself fogg...
MacGregor Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 21 279 12-20-2022, 10:02 PM