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    Thread: Blue Dwarf Stars
Post: RE: Blue Dwarf Stars

I imagine any blue dwarf stars detected by the Terragens would be considered evidence of a technologically advanced civilization that's also in the 'HEEC' class. Unless blue dwarf stars have some prac...
Matterplay1 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 7 96 11-13-2021, 05:37 PM
    Thread: EG - Urmuriates (Halogenics revamp)
Post: RE: EG - Urmuriates (Halogenics revamp)

Agreed, nice picture! Sounds as if we are well on the way in developing the Urmuriates & whatever connection they might have to the Halogenics. If you'd prefer to make the Muriatics the earlier g...
Matterplay1 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 37 449 10-27-2021, 12:42 PM
    Thread: EG - Urmuriates (Halogenics revamp)
Post: RE: EG - Urmuriates (Halogenics revamp)

(10-25-2021, 12:15 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: Hm. I don't have all of the variables/details around this in my head, but at first blush this sounds like it has potential. Stephen, you're closer to this th...
Matterplay1 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 37 449 10-25-2021, 04:42 PM
    Thread: EG - Urmuriates (Halogenics revamp)
Post: RE: EG - Urmuriates (Halogenics revamp)

Looking back on the older thread that gave rise to this: https://www.orionsarm.com/forum/showthre...896&page=4 I think I see what you're trying for here. It's actually something quite different th...
Matterplay1 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 37 449 10-24-2021, 04:35 AM
    Thread: Changes to Early Timeline Transhumanism
Post: RE: Changes to Early Timeline Transhumanism

Hmm, topics in this thread have spread out into quite a few different areas. I'd thought it was going to be about various misfires in the attempt to make fundamental improvements on human beings (with...
Matterplay1 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 38 505 10-20-2021, 02:30 PM
    Thread: EG - Urmuriates (Halogenics revamp)
Post: RE: EG - Urmuriates (Halogenics revamp)

Hello all, Naturally I do have several thoughts on this thread, since I'm the one who last updated the Halogenics entry, and also expanded on some of the other entries about 'chlorine breathers' as ...
Matterplay1 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 37 449 10-20-2021, 05:42 AM
    Thread: Changes to Early Timeline Transhumanism
Post: RE: Changes to Early Timeline Transhumanism

Quote:We do still have the article on the Aryan Morningstar League - which IIRC was one of our responses to the group Stephen mentions. I didn't give it a read today so not sure how well it has aged s...
Matterplay1 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 38 505 10-11-2021, 07:58 AM
    Thread: Alien Civilizations in the Local Group
Post: RE: Alien Civilizations in the Local Group

Hi, Reviving this thread for the possible inclusion of one additional topic: the relation of all this to the Fermi Paradox as it applies in the OA setting. I have to admit the Fermi Paradox in our ver...
Matterplay1 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 67 1,205 10-11-2021, 07:35 AM
    Thread: Changes to Early Timeline Transhumanism
Post: RE: Changes to Early Timeline Transhumanism

(09-27-2021, 11:36 PM)Banelord Wrote: (09-26-2021, 02:19 PM)Matterplay1 Wrote: There are already numerous references to difficulties around transhumanism (variously conceived) in time periods righ...
Matterplay1 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 38 505 10-10-2021, 06:25 PM
    Thread: Blue Dwarf Stars
Post: Blue Dwarf Stars

I'm doing a minor brush-up on the Alien Civilisations in the Local Group article (used to do that with all of our content just before or after publication, as part of my work with the editing team, bu...
Matterplay1 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 7 96 10-10-2021, 07:29 AM
    Thread: Changes to Early Timeline Transhumanism
Post: RE: Changes to Early Timeline Transhumanism

There are already numerous references to difficulties around transhumanism (variously conceived) in time periods right up to the First Federation. I can point out these if anyone likes. Certainly an a...
Matterplay1 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 38 505 09-26-2021, 02:19 PM
    Thread: Hello, all
Post: RE: Hello, all

Welcome to the group!  Agreed, we'd do well to get a few Youtube videos out there. Due to the way Youtube tracks and directs viewers (which has its downside in society generally, but that's a separat...
Matterplay1 The Arrivals Lounge 13 3,819 04-04-2021, 03:44 AM
    Thread: Hello!
Post: RE: Hello!

Welcome to the group!
Matterplay1 The Arrivals Lounge 8 2,181 04-04-2021, 02:08 AM
    Thread: Homo Superior Genemods (Update)
Post: RE: Homo Superior Genemods (Update)

Worth considering that cognitive capabilities of r/l humans are only loosely linked to brain size anyway. Last I checked, there was a lowish correlation with IQ, and even there it could be that larger...
Matterplay1 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 19 285 07-19-2020, 11:12 AM
    Thread: Toh'ul'h character profile + snapshot
Post: RE: Toh'ul'h character profile + snapshot

I've no specific advise/criticism to offer at the moment, but just wanted to say how impressed I am with these pieces! They have drama an depth, and give a strong sense of what To'ul'h life would have...
Matterplay1 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 18 317 07-18-2020, 02:11 PM
    Thread: To'uh'l history
Post: RE: To'uh'l history

(12-20-2019, 03:56 AM)1of3 Wrote: (12-09-2019, 05:15 PM)siliconprophet Wrote: It's actually well established in the lore that there is only one living language on Tohul and it has been that way fo...
Matterplay1 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 6 118 12-22-2019, 03:27 AM
    Thread: Heraldry in the Terragen Sphere
Post: RE: Heraldry in the Terragen Sphere

(12-07-2019, 12:07 PM)Lemuria Wrote: (12-06-2019, 10:59 PM)Lemuria Wrote: Well, may you suggest some text? I’m working on another draft, out in probably a few days or something. Now that I’m not a...
Matterplay1 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 31 419 12-07-2019, 01:10 PM
    Thread: To'ul'h saprophyte confusion
Post: RE: To'ul'h saprophyte confusion

(11-15-2019, 06:40 PM)stevebowers Wrote: Stephen, where do the skyplankton fit in the classification of organisms on To'ul'h? Are they simply microbes that are unrelated to hyperthermophiles? Of cou...
Matterplay1 General Setting Discussion 12 130 11-17-2019, 11:17 AM
    Thread: To'ul'h saprophyte confusion
Post: RE: To'ul'h saprophyte confusion

I'll admit to a bit of bias, since I am the author, but I think the original article makes it quite clear that the biota involved are only rough analogues of Terragen life forms. That would be the rea...
Matterplay1 General Setting Discussion 12 130 11-15-2019, 02:49 PM
    Thread: Naturally evolved microgravity xenosophont clade
Post: RE: Naturally evolved microgravity xenosophont cla...

I have a tough time imagining how biological life forms could arise in conditions of microgravity and vacuum. Perhaps others can manage better. However, if non-sophont forms are created to survive the...
Matterplay1 General Setting Discussion 10 121 01-01-2019, 07:58 AM