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    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

Going by when the technology developed I'd say earlier makes more sense than later. Engenerators and mind uploading are matured in the Federation era, as are modosophont models of post scarcity econom...
Rynn Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 197 2,245 01-24-2023, 11:42 PM
    Thread: The Sephirotic Empires: Let's Divide the Total Population
Post: RE: The Sephirotic Empires: Let's Divide the Total...

Agreed I don't think we need to state "exclusive" virtuals. It looks confusing here since it implies the virtuals in every other empire are not exclusive.
Rynn General Setting Discussion 15 164 01-24-2023, 02:00 AM
    Thread: The Sephirotic Empires: Let's Divide the Total Population
Post: RE: The Sephirotic Empires: Let's Divide the Total...

Crossroads Wrote: (01-20-2023, 05:24 AM) -- The population density of London is not desirable IMO. Mapping sites show that most of London's area (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_London) is very...
Rynn General Setting Discussion 15 164 01-21-2023, 12:34 AM
    Thread: Minor Werewolf update
Post: RE: Minor Werewolf update

sandcastles Wrote: (01-17-2023, 02:58 AM) -- In the arts, actors get criticized for portraying a character different from themselves.  This might go to absurd lengths. A Caucasian actress portrayed ...
Rynn Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 22 226 01-17-2023, 03:05 AM
    Thread: This Thing Called Virtual Reality
Post: RE: This Thing Called Virtual Reality

Perhaps this is a topic we should split off. I feel like we should be hesitant to say that creating a new sophont is something that is considered frivolous in the terragen sphere. Obviously there woul...
Rynn General Setting Discussion 11 122 01-10-2023, 03:51 AM
    Thread: Game Concept: Asteroid Defense
Post: RE: Game Concept: Asteroid Defense

Absolutely. In fact this is a pet peeve of mine when it comes to worldbuilding. I think a lot of people, particularly at OA, seem to have this fallacious idea that in order to write about something th...
Rynn General Setting Discussion 31 347 01-10-2023, 02:11 AM
    Thread: Game Concept: Asteroid Defense
Post: RE: Game Concept: Asteroid Defense

MrOnyx Wrote: (01-09-2023, 12:11 PM) -- So I think I might have a decent synopsis for the Asteroid Defense's history. This isn't final but I at least want to put my ideas out there. I don't when or w...
Rynn General Setting Discussion 31 347 01-09-2023, 11:57 PM
    Thread: This Thing Called Virtual Reality
Post: RE: This Thing Called Virtual Reality

Drashner1 Wrote: (01-09-2023, 02:39 AM) -- Virchuniverse - Generally, an aggregation or collection of virchworlds of roughly similar physics models (inter-comprehensible to unaltered mindtypes from a...
Rynn General Setting Discussion 11 122 01-09-2023, 03:01 AM
    Thread: The Sephirotics: Summary of Respective Memetics and Cultures
Post: RE: The Sephirotics: Summary of Respective Memetic...

Thanks for putting this together Crossroads :) Crossroads Wrote: (01-07-2023, 05:22 PM) -- Caretaker Gods: Biosphere protection, creating biospheres -- The Caretaker gods are an odd one. We’ve t...
Rynn General Setting Discussion 16 163 01-08-2023, 09:30 PM
    Thread: Ultimate Muscle Tech-Level Mismatch
Post: RE: Ultimate Muscle Tech-Level Mismatch

I forgot about the bolding, that's fine then :)
Rynn Website and Content Issues 8 65 01-04-2023, 12:24 AM
    Thread: Ultimate Muscle Tech-Level Mismatch
Post: RE: Ultimate Muscle Tech-Level Mismatch

Ultimate muscle appears to be a spin off of superconductor energy storage technology. The 20MJ/Kg figure and the fact it contracts/expands is the same, plus both were written by Luke who has used the ...
Rynn Website and Content Issues 8 65 01-03-2023, 08:20 PM
    Thread: Staying hidden in the current era
Post: RE: Staying hidden in the current era

Hiding from detection seems like an ultimately losing game. Even though you could bury a habitat in a planetary crust and hide any radiation someone, somewhere, would have seen your launch and arrival...
Rynn General Setting Discussion 6 72 01-01-2023, 01:27 AM
    Thread: Hyperpower Discussion
Post: RE: Hyperpower Discussion

By definition none of these are "hyperpowers." The term doesn't seem to be standard in political science and it's more of a sensationalist term, in fact it was coined by a journalist reporting on the ...
Rynn Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 6 73 12-30-2022, 10:43 PM
    Thread: Sephirotic Empires (rewrite)
Post: RE: Sephirotic Empires (rewrite)

This looks good overall. One thing that jumps out at me is whether we want to keep this line as it is: Quote: -- Near the end of the 4th millennium AT, as yet more new empires emerged, the origina...
Rynn Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 46 653 12-28-2022, 10:31 PM
    Thread: Virtual modosophont population estimates: Should we reduce the uncertainty?
Post: RE: Virtual modosophont population estimates: Shou...

Crossroads Wrote: (12-26-2022, 03:44 AM) -- Yeah I don't see any need or reason to increase the upper limit. At this point my proposal would be to do 300-3000 quintillion for the Sophonts page total,...
Rynn General Setting Discussion 11 116 12-26-2022, 10:26 PM
    Thread: Virtual modosophont population estimates: Should we reduce the uncertainty?
Post: RE: Virtual modosophont population estimates: Shou...

Two aspects of the uncertainty are the radically different virches that are difficult to map ril concepts on and fast running virches. If you get census data from a system 10 light years off the nexus...
Rynn General Setting Discussion 11 116 12-26-2022, 10:23 PM
    Thread: Canopus - which empire?
Post: RE: Canopus - which empire?

I think we could do with more independent polities. We draw the sephirotics on maps as having "geographic" boundaries but given the nature of space there could be thousands of non-alined and minor pow...
Rynn General Setting Discussion 4 61 12-22-2022, 06:33 PM
    Thread: Virtual Reality Topic Created - Please Review
Post: RE: Virtual Reality Topic Created - Please Review

Crossroads Wrote: (12-21-2022, 10:10 AM) -- IIRC the currently-being-discussed idea of "virchuniverse" developed out of this line: "It is estimated that the Cybercosm of the Current Era contains 10^2...
Rynn Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 28 274 12-21-2022, 10:41 AM
    Thread: Virtual Reality Topic Created - Please Review
Post: RE: Virtual Reality Topic Created - Please Review

Drashner1 Wrote: (12-21-2022, 07:36 AM) -- In all fairness the snapshot doesn't say one way or the other. OTOH given that OA talks in terms of the Cybercosm/virtuality being a specific place/set of p...
Rynn Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 28 274 12-21-2022, 07:59 AM
    Thread: Virtual Reality Topic Created - Please Review
Post: RE: Virtual Reality Topic Created - Please Review

Crossroads Wrote: (12-21-2022, 07:13 AM) -- Okay, I see where the mixup happened. I was just using a birthday party as one of the examples from this in post 11: "In English we don't really have a cat...
Rynn Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 28 274 12-21-2022, 07:19 AM