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This is the Core Thread, for general discussion between people on different teams or Observers, rules updates, and more. For actual gameplay or team-only talk, visit the appropriate team thread.
If you're new to Arms Races but are unfamiliar, read through the rules spoilers on the bottom, pick a team, and start participating in their thread; please don't read or otherwise participate in the other team's thread. Looking at their thread's OP to decide which team is okay, however.


What is Desolation: Arms Race against Extinction? It is an arms race that consists of two polities of an alien species fighting against each other in the graveyard of their once star-faring civilization. It is inspired by multiple sources (Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, METRO 2033, ChiefWaffles Mad Arm Race, Madman's Interplanetary Arms Race), This fight was only small-time until exactly one Cycle ago, where both sides had found a cache of Pre-Collapse Technology “first”, and fought each other violently to confirm that fact. Now they steel their might against each other for an honest-to-stars war. This means there is a push for a hot-shot R&D team to propel their side to victory, which is where you come in.

Technological miracles long lost are now ready to be unearthed and rediscovered, to be used as one would use a particularly sharp rock; to kill and destroy the enemy. Where “standard” technological advancements fail, more esoteric, strange methods may succeed. The burning of Niria has left some twisted realities behind ready to be exploited.

Spoiler: Lore Primer (click to show/hide)

We were Yaerians, a species united, but now we are of two, separate, irreconcilably hostile groups, forever encapsulated in a war that will only end in the imperialistic conquest of another, or worse.

We are the Elorius Dynast. We hailed from the sky, when our wondrous fleet was grounded by the harrying Enemy, and forced to churn our fabricators for the service of the planet, or fight in the void outmatched and alone. The Phoziris seek to shackle us to this world for their own petty ambitions. We are the reason why this world is not a glass ball, and we want to leave this world towards a better future, with or without the Phoziris. We have the rightful authority of the greater Yaerian Directorate, as given to us by the autonomic remnants of the positronic AI that kept our was-fleet alive.

We are the Phoziris Shard. We are the inheritors of the millions of square kilometers that was once a planet-wide polity. This dirt was once ours, but it will no longer contain us. We seek to leave this world for better pastures, but the Dynast seek to stop us at all costs, to chain us to this world forever for their own petty grievances, but we will leave, with or without them at our side. We have the rightful authority of the greater Yaerian Directorate, as given to us by the autonomic remnants of the Positronic AI that once ran this world


Each team will start with 1 Minerals and 2 Energy.
Minerals represent your capacity to utilize on-site resources in the manufacturing process.
Energy represents your capacity to power devices, or otherwise commit to power-intensive tasks (polymers, recycling centers, etc )

Spoiler: Map (click to show/hide)

Starter Designs
Spoiler: Phoziris Designs (click to show/hide)
Spoiler: Elorius Designs (click to show/hide)



Spoiler: Arms Race Basics (click to show/hide)
Spoiler: Expense & Resources (click to show/hide)


« Last Edit: November 20, 2019, 09:13:37 pm by Blood_Librarian »
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Re: Desolation: Arms Race Against Extinction - Core Thread: (Beginning)
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2019, 11:18:55 pm »

Reserved.
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Re: Desolation: Arms Race Against Extinction - Core Thread: (Beginning)
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2019, 11:58:06 pm »

I'll join Phoziris.
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Re: Desolation: Arms Race Against Extinction - Core Thread: (Beginning)
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2019, 12:01:26 am »

The Elorius will rule the skies again!
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Re: Desolation: Arms Race Against Extinction - Core Thread: (Beginning)
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2019, 05:06:54 am »

Ptw
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Damnit people, this is why I said to keep the truce. Because now everyone's ganging up on the cats.
Also, don't forget to contact your local Eldritch Being(s), so that they can help with our mission to destroy the universe.

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Re: Desolation: Arms Race Against Extinction - Core Thread: (Beginning)
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2019, 07:03:46 am »

The Shards of an ancient era ascend once more.

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Re: Desolation: Arms Race Against Extinction - Core Thread: (Beginning)
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2019, 02:24:17 pm »

after a small think tank session, I've decided to remove the Fabricators designs on both sides, because a few members on the discord pointed out a couple situations that would change the tone of the game I want.

A clarification on the Space-Elevator Cable: While the cable was once capable of extreme tensile strength, it is no longer the super material it once was. Most, perhaps  or all of it has decayed into the equivalent of a modern strand utilized for bowstrings (strength per strand = 45.5 kg (100 lb), stretch = 1.0%) This decay was caused by a combination of a lack of maintenance: The strands required a periodic maintenance to retain its super-properties, and the complex structure was vulnerable to the radiation given off  by thermonuclear detonations, of which there were many on Naira.

I would say that the Protobattery stores from 1x to 2x times the power of a modern nonrechargeable Chemical battery while still being rechargeable. This variance is due to the massive variation in quality and composition of these batteries, but they still use advanced technology to be assembled. However, there is no standardization among them, and an unreliability will stem from them.
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Re: Desolation: Arms Race Against Extinction - Core Thread: (Beginning)
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2019, 04:03:39 pm »

Going to join the Elorious Dynasty.
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We shall make the highest quality of quality quantities of soldiers with quantities of quality.

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Re: Desolation: Arms Race Against Extinction - Core Thread: (Beginning)
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2019, 06:08:24 pm »

Phozirus For me
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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2019, 03:28:40 pm »

Phozirus will take our rightful place on other worlds!

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« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2019, 07:05:54 pm »

Joining the Elorius Dynasts!
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