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by ORTrail
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Fringeworthy
Topic: Pick Apart My Setting
Replies: 11
Views: 479

Re: Pick Apart My Setting

Speaking of offspring, Is there an official ruling on the Fringeworthy gene? Is it the dominant gene?
by ORTrail
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: FTL 2448
Topic: Near Pets: Talking to the dead
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: Near Pets: Talking to the dead

Talking with some of the kids at work (the youngest software developers I work with are very early 20s) I was telling them that they may be the last generation that learns to drive. The little kids today will be sitting in self-driving vehicles and why bother to learn to drive? Maybe the tech would ...
by ORTrail
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: FTL 2448
Topic: Near Pets: Talking to the dead
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: Near Pets: Talking to the dead

We need to add a kid, maybe two, to the mix. Between 6-8 is a good range, as they are mobile enough, but very prone to childish behavior. Can the Near Pets get the kid(s) back to earth and their remaining family? Or do they abandon the space brats along the way? Or is it really cannibalism if we are...
by ORTrail
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: FTL 2448
Topic: Near Pets: Talking to the dead
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: Near Pets: Talking to the dead

Part of my influence here is the Hero Cats comic from Action Lab. I think having the Near Pets having to cross 500 kilometers of hostile planet, to get to the abandoned spaceport would be good for several sessions. Repair old shuttle, launch it, and hopefully get picked up by passing starship.
by ORTrail
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: FTL 2448
Topic: Near Pets: Talking to the dead
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: Near Pets: Talking to the dead

A mini-campaign with a group of 'abandoned' Near Pets would be interesting. Maybe the pets from a failed colony that suffered an alien attack/raid? A sudden and swift disease wiped out the Near Owners? Do they want to stay on this planet and make a go of it? Or are they seeking a way off and a retur...
by ORTrail
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Fringeworthy
Topic: Pick Apart My Setting
Replies: 11
Views: 479

Re: Pick Apart My Setting

It would be very helpful if HGT had at least ONE fringeworthy employee (loyal of course) to monitor the explorers they send out. At the very least, offering housing, medical, and even employment to the family/significant others of the fringeworthy. This would allow them to exert some influence and h...
by ORTrail
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: FTL 2448
Topic: Fomalhaut: A Target Rich Environment
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Fomalhaut: A Target Rich Environment

All I've got then is that those terrible conditions are actually an illusion, maintained by a very shy and ancient alien race that just want to be left alone. Or things are as they appear at Fomalhaut, but that also includes some type of alien spacecraft graveyard/bermuda triangle? How about Dagon a...
by ORTrail
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: FTL 2448
Topic: Fomalhaut: A Target Rich Environment
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Fomalhaut: A Target Rich Environment

Very cool picture, and the 'truth is stranger than fiction' saying comes through once again. How much practical difference would a mountain of ice make impacting a planet versus a solid rock/iron meteorite? It would be more interesting to me if the colonists are living mostly on their colony ships i...
by ORTrail
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Fringeworthy
Topic: Pick Apart My Setting
Replies: 11
Views: 479

Re: Pick Apart My Setting

Just based on how that sample interview went, I'm pretty sure my character would be convinced that HGT was into some seriously illegal stuff. I do like the background though, as it becomes more of a small group of those 'in the know' having to battle the Mellor and the local governments that are sec...
by ORTrail
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Fringeworthy
Topic: Node C +27 System 10:00 - Triton
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: Node C +27 System 10:00 - Triton

I debated where to post this, but since much of what the creator has done is alternate versions of Earth, I went with Fringeworthy over FTL:2448. Also, you guys have probably seen this website before, but if not, it is worth looking at.

http://www.worlddreambank.org/P/PLANETS.HTM
by ORTrail
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: FTL 2448
Topic: Project: Homeworlds/colonies
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Project: Homeworlds/colonies

A fine use of OCD. With extrasolar planets being found, someone, somewhere, is updating various solar systems.
by ORTrail
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: FTL 2448
Topic: Let's Make A World! Fernner II: Ross 128b
Replies: 21
Views: 6418

Re: Let's Make A World! Fernner II: Ross 128b

A crazy amount of detail. This seems like it would be best run as a generational campaign, from the touchdown of the first colonists to the rise of cities around the world. A sort of Pendragon campaign I guess (not that I have run one of those). Or a campaign based on the terraforming of Mars like t...
by ORTrail
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Bureau 13
Topic: Dark 5's mysterious time travelers video
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: Dark 5's mysterious time travelers video

Now I feel the need to read over my copy of GURPS Time Travel, again.
by ORTrail
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Fringeworthy
Topic: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

The foam part really stood out to me. There are WAY too many wild fires burning here in the Pacific NorthWest. We've had a haze of smoke most of this week. Could have used a few of those trees around here. Of course, we are not staring down a Class 4/5 hurricane, so we still have way less worries th...
by ORTrail
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Fringeworthy
Topic: Monster Mother
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Monster Mother

Maybe another version that was more about flora? Scatter a couple of those around on a barren planet and let the terraform process begin. Pop back in a century or two later and see how things are progressing. Then add the fauna version for good measure.

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