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Author Topic: Controversial Idea: Miniaturization!  (Read 8507 times)

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Re: Controversial Idea: Miniaturization!
« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2008, 03:08:01 pm »

Oh gods. My manager ran out of paperwork and has mandated the entire Sharper Image catalog.

Oh and any sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from technology.
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Re: Controversial Idea: Miniaturization!
« Reply #31 on: October 16, 2008, 01:45:11 am »

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Re: Controversial Idea: Miniaturization!
« Reply #32 on: October 16, 2008, 01:58:20 pm »

A system for making items scalable (with proper damage modifiers as well) was what I was looking for. In the case of a desktop catapult, it might sting at best but otherwise would be a novelty. However, the ability to build a really really big catapult (e.g. 9x9 tiles) would be really awesome, especially if one wanted to craft catapult ammunition requiring multiple stones, or to launch multiple stones from a big bucket.

In the case of magic, it might speed up the resizing process if size-object were a spell I suppose. But this would literally make Clarke's Third Law fall apart...is it magic or is it advanced technology...or both?

Things don't always scale that properly. I mean, you can't just take a medieval-style catapult, make it eight times the size, and expect it to work eight times as well. Otherwise, people back then would have actually built them, and would have essentially had doomsday weapons at their disposal if they felt like it.
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Re: Controversial Idea: Miniaturization!
« Reply #33 on: October 16, 2008, 02:10:43 pm »

(checks his previous message...). I didn't say size=x, did I? With increased size would also come increased weight, (and support issues), increased power requirements (and not linear power requirements; the potential energy needed for a spring-gun is .5kx^2 after all...)
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