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Across the Universe? in General
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Originally written by falco1029:


Earth's already overcrowded, so it basically has to be done.

What about just reducing the amount of people down here on earth? It would be much easier than sending significant amounts of humans to other planets. Think of it; how many people can you realistically send on a several year journey to another planet? For Mars to be a solution for overpopulation, we would need to be able to send millions of people on one ship to accomplish anything. I don't think it's going to happen.

Seriously, I am convinced that any problem we have here is best solved, well, here, and will be much cheaper than shooting excess people to space. If all else fails, we can always start a war...

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Original names in General
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My PDN has always been Frozen Feet. Actually, since I joined these boards I've used Frozen Feet as my nickname everywhere and haven't touched accounts with other names. There are few variations stemming from necessity, but this user name is basically a second name of mine.

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Maps we have... enough, I think, but maybe we should get them into a single place. Maybe the beginning of the next OOC thread. I'm worried UBB will eat this any second now. A timetable, though, we definitely need. I'll give it a shot within the next few weeks. Blame NaNoWriMo for my hurries.

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Nalyd, your post was fine, but there's one thing I'm uncomfortable with:

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Seoth had been born over fifteen thousand years ago...
Fifteen thousand. Do you see what's wrong with this? Here, I'll give you a hint:

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Sometimes the debates between scholars over precisely when the first historical reference to a deity occurred can get quite heated. Some say that the first allusions to gods were written in manuscripts over one millennium old. Others state that the oldest reliable records clearly referring to a divine being date back only eight centuries.
Combine this with the fact that I have hinted that the demon war took place relatively early in the era of gods, and that Mangroankeen was imprisoned one thousand years ago. So I guess it's safe to deduce that even the oldest gods (such as Tuoni and Sliross) are only between one and two thousand years old. So, you just might want to divide Seoth's age with ten.

Plus, this is something I want clarity about, did your character fight in the original demon war? 'Cause if he was born roughly around the beginning of the era of gods (lets say ~1500 years ago) and became a god some sixty years later, he was definitely there.

Just trying to retain a logical time line here. Sorry if it causes you trouble.

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I was wondering when this would pop up again. Anyways, I'm still in.

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What have you been reading lately? in General
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I finished Divine Invasion by Philip K. Dick a while ago. Now I'm reading random TV tropes from the appropriate wiki.

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What did you do today? in General
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Slept, ate, played Battalion Wars, walked my dog, ate some more, made some calls regarding my coming driver's license, went to computer class to write stupid forum replies like this one...

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The Political Compass (Armed and Dangerous) in General
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Beautiful. Now I just have to understand what the heck does this mean.

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What have you been reading lately? in General
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i have to say that i'm gay. i think that many of this website's users are stupid losers, and dont have any kind of life. so go out and do something clever, instead of playing with your little brother at home. **** you nerds.

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A featured question on Xanga... in General
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I firmly believe the answer is 'yes', and I hold myself as a living example of it. Those who claim otherwise I see as singleminded, or even sort of war-mongerers.

Then again, I also feel that the question is a bit flawed, mainly because I never quite understand what the asker mean by religion. I tend to make a big distinction between religion and faith; you can be religious without ever believing in heavenly tooth-fairies, or you can hate the church from the bottom of your heart and still believe in supernatural. But then again, this might be a bit beside the point...

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I have glasses. in General
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Originally written by Safey:

I know might be a bit off topic but I have heard that you are not suppose to weld aluminum inside because it puts off certain poisons.
Good ventilation never hurts. Inhaling lots of metal oxides will never be good for anyone in the long run. If you use rods (electrodes for 111), then good ventilation is especially important 'cause they DO let out some really nasty substances when they burn. Check the packaging; for the really noxious stuff, you'd better have pressurized masks. If you're using TIG or pulse MIG/MAG, it isn't that big a deal.

[ Tuesday, October 02, 2007 06:16: Message edited by: Frozen Feet ]

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Man or God in General
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What about "non-Christian"?

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I have glasses. in General
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I have glasses, and pretty strong ones too; without them, my range of accurate vision can be measured in centimeters. If I took them off now, I couldn't read what I'm writing without sticking my nose to the monitor.

As it is, I don't have contact lenses, and probably will never have. The reason is, my job includes lots of electric arc welding. If you look at the arc with contacts (and without a mask), the UV-rays can melt them into your eyes. Besides, normal glasses are handier anyway.

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A Public Opinion Survey in General
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Originally written by Student of Trinity:

Actually, are we sure paper was so cheap? It's cheap today, but medieval Chinese folks burned it as a sacrifice. Making paper in large quantities is heavy industry today, and it uses chemicals that make whole towns smell bad.
We're not talking exactly medieval here. I don't remember when firearms became common in China, but I'm quessing somewhere around 17th - 18th century. And I believe paper has been relatively abundant in China for more than a thousand years. Of course, it was not the same kind of paper we use today; I think it was either rice or silk paper.

About the cheapness; I don't think it was exactly cheap, but could have easily been cheaper than metal. And, I think, definitely easier to work with.

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Originally written by Student of Trinity:


The idea that paper armor would defeat early firearms sounds
interesting. I can imagine there might be some truth in it, if the firearms in question were throwing blunt projectiles that could break hard armor but not cut paper.

The italicised part was the key idea, if I remember right. It also had something to do with the flexibility of layered paper.

I am also skeptical about the historical accuracy of paper armor. What buggers me most in this thing though is that I don't remember where I read about it in the first place; that account certainly was detailed, and would be good starting point for further research. If you find something through google, please tell me. I'm more comfortable searcing through real books. Sometimes a good encyclopedia beats internet 10 - 0.

[ Tuesday, September 25, 2007 02:53: Message edited by: Frozen Feet ]

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Originally written by Student of Trinity:

You can make armor out of paper, and in fact I read somewhere that Chinese armies used this a lot, in some period or other.
The reasons were that 1) paper was cheap and 2) a thick paper armor was very effectice protection against early fire arms. If I recall right, one chinese general won several battles against fire-arm possessing enemies because of this trick. If you have a spare 1 - 2 inch thick book lying somewhere, you can try stabbing a knife through it. That'll give you a picture how good paper was for armor.

Of course, maintaining such armors must have been a pain.

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Raise your hand if you LOVE Linear RPG's! in General
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Tales of Symphonia is one of my all-time favorite RPGs. While in its core it is pretty linear, there are lots of side quests and small choices that have minor impact on the plot. I've played the game through six times, even though it takes about 50 hours for one playtrough, just to see all the possible pairings.

Linearity can be as much of a boon than a bane. It all depends on how well other aspects of the game support its way of storytelling.

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One thing that crossed my mind: you can make decent lamellar, or maybe even palte, armor from other materials than metal as well. The pictures I've seen of japanese armor seem to indicate that lamellar was favored is samurai armor, and many armorsuits I've seen don't look very metallic (although it might be due to the armors being painted or something). So maybe the reason japan, for example, didn't go for heavy iron armor, was that 1) the iron they had was better for weapons and/or unsuitable for making good armor and 2) there were other materials beside iron that were better at making armor for their needs.

Thoughts?

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Also remember: from the amount of iron you need to make a full platemail, you could also forge a dozen swords or so. This in part can also explain why metal-poor civilisations went for offense instead of defense.

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Originally written by DanielJacksonMPC:

25 kilos of armor? I don't think so. That's ludicrous. Why would someone wear 25 kilos of armor? Unless all knights were supermen who were much stronger than your average human, they could barely MOVE in that kind of armor, let alone actively fight!

Plus, do you realize how much steel it would take to create that much armor? It would take so much more than would be worth using!

This made me laugh. 25 kilogrammes isn't much at all; I can certainly carry that much stuff on my back and still move around relatively freely. It would be even easier if that weight was evenly distributed like in armor. And 25 kilos isn't much steel at all; assuming the armor will be about 4 mm thick, you'd get a metal sheet of 2,5 m x 2,5 m. That ain't so much when you think about all the parts you need for complete plate armor. (...though I don't think all the weight came from iron parts.)

If you want to experiment, find a large-enough sheet of paper and spread some of your clothes on it. You'll see what I mean.

I noticed Lazarus already (kinda) replied to this, but I felt the need to speak up myself as well.

As a funny sidenote (about that "worth using" bit), Guy Windsor, one of the few swordmen here in Finland teaching medieval martial arts, has lectured me that many knights were actually bankrupted and lost their status because buying and maintaining armor and weapons was so costly...

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Originally written by Ur_Vile_Wedge:

Do you know how much momentum a charging knight in steel armor has?

Hmmmm... a 80 kg guy wearing another 25 kilos of armor, plus the horse and its armor (I'm estimating 450 kilos here), all traveling at the speed of what, 50 km / h...?

Pretty much, I say. And all that force is concentrated to the tip of the lance...

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I just *have* to make a comic of this RP at some point of my life. And it definitely would make good material for music videos also.

Eph, I'm still hoping you will post next. No hurry, though.

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Down to Earth OOC in General
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Hum hum. Let's see what Jussi's to-do list is like:

- make new rookies "feel like home"

- keep on training the old ones

- gather up all idle iron in the fort area

- go and meet the captain of the old garrison

- intimidate the good villagers of Somala

Plus, he might meet a curious smuggler in the meantime. Seems like he's gonna have a busy next day...

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It was near nightfall when Jussi finally returned to his tent. The day had been good; the boys had endured the run to lake Suvanne well, and they had finally managed to clean the third sleeping cabin. Varis had almost forgotten about the early messenger when his eye fixed on a lonely letter sitting upon one of the storage boxes. He dully noted it had the imperial seal on it. Ah, now i remember. Told Stone to bring it here he recalled and sat down sighing. Not very hopefull about the news it would bear, he broke the letter's seal and began to study. What he read quickly ruined his good mood.

Sighing again, Varis put the letter down. Should've paid more attention to it this morning he thought, while wondering what to about the orders the letter had contained. The people of the old garrison were probably already on the move; that place always got the news first. I have to go & meet captain John about it. I need to know what they've done already. Scratching his chin, Varis threw the letter to the fireplace. He would come to regret it later, but at the moment it helped to clear his thoughts.

New rookies will arrive tomorrow, he pondered. Good. Might as well put 'em to work when they get here. That door can go first. And now I finally have use for that old wagon lying behind the supply store. Jussi made a mental note about notifying Stone about his thoughts later that evening, and then opened the storagebox to find some flint and steel. He proceeded to light up the unfortunate orders, almost hoping doing so would make his problems really go away...

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1. Pirate Vs. Ninja

Hmmm... drunken bandit versus a highly trained assasin? Oh, I know, Ninja!

2. Viking Vs. Spartan

The viking is surely an intimidating enemy, swinging his axe in mad bloodlust, but spartan's spear has more reach. Unless the viking manages to bash it aside, the battle could end quickly with the viking's less armored parts pierced by the spartan. Otherwise, the battle is quite even, but I'm going for the spartan this time.

3. Shaper Vs. Wizard

If the shaper is allowed his creations, then the wizard must be allowed his buffs. And afterwards it's no contest; the wizard will be nigh-invulnerable, having so much speed that he can probably act even before the nastiest high-level creations, and wielding so much firepower that he can probably cause serious damage to the whole opposing party in one turn. Sure, the creations can take it - but their puny little master can't. The wizard wins.

4. Samurai Vs. Knight

The european lance is, to my knowledge, longer than the japanese yari, so the knight has an advantage there. However, the samurai has a bow. Now, it is questionable whether his bow could do much harm to the heavily armored knight, but why should he be aiming for the rider? Of course, knights tended to armor their horses to some extent as well, but a well-aimed shot could cause the horse to tumble and after that the samurai would have the edge. Just for spite, I'll go for the japanese guy.

5. Aztec Vs. Celt

The celt would win the battle due to sheer spike-haired shamelesness. And even if the aztec managed to kill him, he would die of some nasty european disease afterwards.

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I encourage rest of the participants to write their beginning ICs as soon as possible.

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