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Author Topic: Gauging the Temperature: Massive Custom Space RP. [UN]  (Read 6088 times)

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Offline RevolvermanTopic starter

Re: Gauging the Temperature: Massive Custom Space RP. [UN]
« Reply #50 on: September 20, 2008, 10:20:53 PM »
Welcome!

Offline RevolvermanTopic starter

Re: Gauging the Temperature: Massive Custom Space RP. [UN]
« Reply #51 on: September 20, 2008, 11:29:05 PM »
Its a dictatorship, military based, but popular because earth is now clean, peaceful, and everyone is fed and has water.

Offline Grimm

Re: Gauging the Temperature: Massive Custom Space RP. [UN]
« Reply #52 on: September 21, 2008, 02:13:07 AM »
I'm totally interested in this.  I'm curious about the political structure of people living off-world.  I mean, do we have a caste system with the wealthy and government officials at the top, and a workforce trapped for generations in indentured servitude on the bottom? 

Also, how would the government view people that are born and live in space?  That is to say people that aren't connected to any particular colony, but instead do other interesting jobs (Interplanetary repair jobs, jacked up freight haulers, career Zero-G construction workers and the like).  Are there enough of these people and has enough time passed for there to be a subculture within the Terran umbrella that exists solely to fill those niches?

Finally, do you have a preferred method of submitting a character?  Not looking to taint what is possibly my first rp on-site by irritating the GM.  If can get in, of course.  *Grovels in Revolverman's direction*

Offline RevolvermanTopic starter

Re: Gauging the Temperature: Massive Custom Space RP. [UN]
« Reply #53 on: September 21, 2008, 02:27:57 AM »
In fact, off earth, there is almost no caste system, as the very best and brightest must be at the top for everything to run.

Those who are born in space dont have many rights, but those who live off world tend to like staying off planets. Unless its piracy or rebellion, there is almost no law enforcement in open space so they tend to be the most free. there is a number of unaligned space stations around Sol System.


hahaha just give name, age, history and birth place

Offline Grimm

Re: Gauging the Temperature: Massive Custom Space RP. [UN]
« Reply #54 on: September 21, 2008, 03:42:04 AM »
Name: Eddie Naman
Age: 20
Birthplace: On the family freighter in-transit between Earth and Mars.
History:  Eddie was raised alone with his father after his mother died of complications during his birth.  When told that her death could have been prevented if she had been in a modern medical facility, Eddie's father simply frowned and took the infant back to his Freighter.

Eddie was put to work young, as his father needed the money to keep the ship running and to keep them fed.  It also didn't hurt that having Eddie work was a surefire way to keep him from getting into trouble.  Of course, there was the occasional accident, and Eddie would make it to the station with a broken arm, or a bad burn, but nothing life threatening. 

Eventually, as Eddie got older, he began to long for contact with other people, but the work he and his father did always took precedence over having a social life.  As time passed, Eddie began to resent what he considered his father's emotional blackmail.  Every time he brought up getting his own ship and seeing the colonies, his father would immediately start to list all the parts the ship needed, and how brittle his old bones felt.  It was only a matter of time before they had a falling out.

After the inevitable argument, Eddie took the small savings he had been setting aside and left his father's ship.  After buying a small junker ship, Eddie began to take small repair jobs to get the money he needed to make critical repairs to the craft. 
 
Growing up in space took it's toll on the young man though.  His bones and circulatory system are weaker than someone who grew up on-planet, as the artificial gravity in their ship was barely a fifth of Earth's.  His current ship is totally without gravity of any kind.  He intends to repair the maneuvering thrusters to the point where he can put the ship into a spin that would simulate gravity.  For now though, it sits, useless, in dock on a station orbiting Saturn.  On the plus side, Eddie gets to meet people.

Here's a couple of cool ship pictures.

« Last Edit: September 21, 2008, 04:01:11 AM by Grimm »

Offline Akhanu

Re: Gauging the Temperature: Massive Custom Space RP. [UN]
« Reply #55 on: September 21, 2008, 06:10:39 AM »
Seems like more people are getting involved which is a good thing. :D

Silkgannon, I was reading as well your idea of the colony about the expedition of settlers you had in mind. I thought of providing some numbers as to help you in the details.
 
The Milky Way is HUGE (not that there aren't bigger galaxies, there are and they are many), diametering 100000 ly and Solsys is around 25000 ly far from its center. The spiral that contains Solsys, we can asume and round it up to be around 25000-30000 ly in length.
The closest stars to the Sun are Proxima Centauri (hence the name) and Alfa and Beta Centauri, all these at around 4.5 ly.
 I'd guess that a colony of humans who set sail generations ago and traveled conventionally, would roam no further than 10 ly from Solsys. Considering the travel speed and the timescales involved, it's actually no joke at all and quite a heroic endeavour to cover that distance. Currently, Homo Sapiens Sapiens have not changed evolutionarily and/or genetically since 200000 years ago since they first appeared in Africa, despite the many many generations in between them and us today. However little, if there'll be a difference between the Earth humans and the colony humans it makes sense for these differences to be genetically engineered rather than genetically naturally evolved.
 I hope these figures to be helpful when you chose the location of the colony relative to Earth. The more sensible these details are, the more this game will be a kick arse game. :)

Offline Combicon

Re: Gauging the Temperature: Massive Custom Space RP. [UN]
« Reply #56 on: September 21, 2008, 07:07:54 AM »
Oh yeah, location relative to Earth...

Well, I'd have to put them in the spiral galaxy NGC 4414, which is located in the constellation Leo (Coma Berenices), and is 17,000 parsecs in diameter and approximately 20 million parsecs distant. Numbers wise, it's located around 62 million lightyears away. The planet itself is located around 14,420,300 miles from its own sun (roughly somewhere between Venus and Mercury from our sun). If I got any of those details wrong, please, correct me. n.n

Offline RevolvermanTopic starter

Re: Gauging the Temperature: Massive Custom Space RP. [UN]
« Reply #57 on: September 21, 2008, 02:52:25 PM »
Combicon, being outside the milky way galaxy is going to keep you from being able to interact with other people, those distances are simply insurmountable.

Offline RevolvermanTopic starter

Re: Gauging the Temperature: Massive Custom Space RP. [UN]
« Reply #58 on: September 21, 2008, 04:04:47 PM »
Is there a caste system on Earth or on the planets?

There is a soft one, kinda like you can move up if you work hard and have lots of luck, but if there, you cant really fall unless you damage the system (I.E. Government). Basically as long as you don't do anything to hurt the government, no one will stop you.

Offline Akhanu

Re: Gauging the Temperature: Massive Custom Space RP. [UN]
« Reply #59 on: September 21, 2008, 06:14:21 PM »
The Milky Way Galaxy

Each spiral branch is called an arm too and here are the names.

Common Name                Alternative Name
---------------------------------------------------
Norma Arm                       3 kiloparsec Arm
Scutum-Crux Arm            Centaurus Arm
Sagittarius Arm               Sagittarius-Carina Arm
Orion Arm                      Local Arm
Perseus Arm                      -
Cygnus Arm                    Outer Arm

 
« Last Edit: September 21, 2008, 06:16:48 PM by Akhanu »

Offline Akhanu

Re: Gauging the Temperature: Massive Custom Space RP. [UN]
« Reply #60 on: September 21, 2008, 06:48:42 PM »
Maybe an graphics artist can add a light grey grid with small reference numbers to the previous photo, upload it, and we can use it as a general map for the game? For me it can perfectly suit that role.

Also, the white center and the area around is shown in this other one.



Wikipedia has a higher resolution version too.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Milky_Way_IR_Spitzer.jpg

Cited:
"This dazzling infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows hundreds of thousands of stars crowded into the swirling core of our spiral Milky Way galaxy. In visible-light pictures, this region cannot be seen at all because dust lying between Earth and the galactic center blocks our view."

That area can serve for any ideas for strange races and effects of high gravity not only from the planet, but the entire region of space and matter itself. Spacetime is denser. It could be the Inner Twilight Rim in our game. A place most of the galaxy species don't go or can't go or avoid as a plague to go for a myriad of reasons.

LoL, our Galaxy is so cool E. :D
« Last Edit: September 21, 2008, 07:01:53 PM by Akhanu »

Offline RevolvermanTopic starter

Re: Gauging the Temperature: Massive Custom Space RP. [UN]
« Reply #61 on: September 21, 2008, 07:50:42 PM »
I have two problems with this Ruby. One Humans JUST developed warp drive, so it would seem strange a group of humans would be able to make its own warp drive before the UEG did and not be hounded by them. Second I don't like the idea of you having gates that can criss cross Milky way so easily. That puts you with HUGE advantages over every other race in the game.


I really love the idea of the planetless nation however.

Offline RubySlippers

Re: Gauging the Temperature: Massive Custom Space RP. [UN]
« Reply #62 on: September 21, 2008, 08:23:04 PM »
Back to the drawing board.

Damned GM ruining all my fun picky, picky, picky.... (grumbles)
 >:(


Offline RevolvermanTopic starter

Re: Gauging the Temperature: Massive Custom Space RP. [UN]
« Reply #63 on: September 21, 2008, 08:24:02 PM »
im sorry ruby.

Offline RubySlippers

Re: Gauging the Temperature: Massive Custom Space RP. [UN]
« Reply #64 on: September 21, 2008, 08:25:56 PM »
lol Its your job to be an ass your a GM. lol

Its ok.

Offline RevolvermanTopic starter

Re: Gauging the Temperature: Massive Custom Space RP. [UN]
« Reply #65 on: September 21, 2008, 08:27:27 PM »
haha its hard to strike the balance between keeping players happy, and the race balance, but if you ever have a problem with a call I make TELL ME. I want everyone to be happy.

Offline Combicon

Re: Gauging the Temperature: Massive Custom Space RP. [UN]
« Reply #66 on: September 22, 2008, 10:32:18 AM »
Are we allowed to put our own planets into the milky way, or do we have to use the already existing ones there? :3

Offline RubySlippers

Re: Gauging the Temperature: Massive Custom Space RP. [UN]
« Reply #67 on: September 22, 2008, 10:58:47 AM »
So Time Lords are out of the question?  :(

just kidding

Offline RevolvermanTopic starter

Re: Gauging the Temperature: Massive Custom Space RP. [UN]
« Reply #68 on: September 22, 2008, 03:51:37 PM »
Are we allowed to put our own planets into the milky way, or do we have to use the already existing ones there? :3


just the stars close to Sol itself, 5 light years out, you can make you own.

Offline RevolvermanTopic starter

Re: Gauging the Temperature: Massive Custom Space RP. [UN]
« Reply #69 on: September 22, 2008, 03:52:23 PM »
So Time Lords are out of the question?  :(

just kidding


hahaha I was thinking perhaps sometime I should personify myself as a time lord, or Q :P

Offline Combicon

Re: Gauging the Temperature: Massive Custom Space RP. [UN]
« Reply #70 on: September 22, 2008, 04:05:58 PM »
//new question. xD
Hopefully the last one: As the planet of my race would be used to the hotter climates, it'd make more sense for it to be close to a sun, or at least two, as I'm guessing our sun is out of the question (for obvious reasons, aside from humans already discovering the species/race) would around Proxima Centauri be fine with you/everyone? :D

Offline RevolvermanTopic starter

Re: Gauging the Temperature: Massive Custom Space RP. [UN]
« Reply #71 on: September 22, 2008, 04:06:56 PM »
Sure. no problems with me

Offline Akhanu

Re: Gauging the Temperature: Massive Custom Space RP. [UN]
« Reply #72 on: September 22, 2008, 04:14:37 PM »
Multiple stars in that area is norm Combi so get one of the 3somes. :D Humans are about to solve the guess what this warp thing hype and stuff is all about and the thing is unstable. There are many "who know"s and "where"s.  Are there aliens anyhow once we get anywhere? lol

Multiple stars must be awesome thing to look at when one wakes up in the morning though. Humans would love that.

Meeh, those aliens.
:D
« Last Edit: September 22, 2008, 04:17:02 PM by Akhanu »

Offline Combicon

Re: Gauging the Temperature: Massive Custom Space RP. [UN]
« Reply #73 on: September 22, 2008, 04:45:16 PM »
That's lucky. XD
But yaay.
I'm sure they wouldn't want to live there when they realise how hard it is to live there. XD
And I doubt the species would be too...erm, inviting about it...n.n
Don't expect a warm welcome. ;D

Offline RevolvermanTopic starter

Re: Gauging the Temperature: Massive Custom Space RP. [UN]
« Reply #74 on: September 22, 2008, 04:48:25 PM »
oh this is going to be fun :D