Bay 12 Games Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  
Pages: 1 ... 6544 6545 [6546] 6547 6548 ... 12746

Author Topic: [Poi~] Poi is once again permitted (Happy thread)  (Read 7827360 times)

Reelya

  • Bay Watcher
    • View Profile
Re: [Tomoko~] Because I'm not popular, Ill have an emotion thread (Happy Thread)
« Reply #98175 on: February 04, 2013, 02:15:10 am »

I had an idea for a scifi short story.  A couple, actually.  I'd put them in the writer's apprenticeship thread but no one reads that.  Any insight?  I don't really have specific stories in mind, just the image.

1.  A future interstellar society dominated by a collection of sapient races who were all genetically engineered by a race of precursor aliens.  Humans are the only sapient species to have truly evolved, and as a result are seen as ultraviolent savages by the other aliens.  The Earth is destroyed or uninhabitable, and nomad humans have taken to their new role as brutes, serving as mercenaries to the aliens who, due to their unique upbringings, are both physically and mentally unequipped for combat.  Kind of a subversion of the whole "humans are average" trope.  Maybe a pulp-style story about a human mercenary?
Sort of like David Brin, but with a destroyed Earth, then?

2.  Kind of the same thing, in a few ways.  Society on Earth has collapsed and the planet is a safari zone for wealthy aliens, for whom humans are the most deadly and challenging game to hunt.  They're cunning little bastards, you'd almost think they were intelligent in their own way.  This could go either way, possibly the typical gotcha twist ending where you don't realize humans are the prey until the end, or possibly a story about a human being hunted.  Hmmm...
Predator, sort of. Also, there was an old pen & paper RPG called "Hunter Planet" where the PC's were the very thing you describe. It was comical though, in the vein of games like Paranoia, and normally ended with all the PC's dying due to the "wildlife"

http://rpggeek.com/rpg/1051/hunter-planet

Graknorke

  • Bay Watcher
  • A bomb's a bad choice for close-range combat.
    • View Profile
Re: [Tomoko~] Because I'm not popular, Ill have an emotion thread (Happy Thread)
« Reply #98176 on: February 04, 2013, 06:22:45 am »

I got onto the Spy Party beta.
This gives me some happiness.
Logged
Cultural status:
Depleted          ☐
Enriched          ☑

chaoticag

  • Bay Watcher
  • All Natural Pengbean
    • View Profile
Re: [Tomoko~] Because I'm not popular, Ill have an emotion thread (Happy Thread)
« Reply #98177 on: February 04, 2013, 07:50:23 am »

I am pleased to announce that I managed to survive the character creation of deadEarth despite having to roll for 12 mutations (didn't bother with skills though, since you first need to roll 2d6 on each of the 100 skills). I ended up as a Saint Bat fish Alien with a big head, and is able to steal the abilities of the first player character she touches, although she can only carry -40 lbs of stuff. Since the game didn't bother to tell me what faith the mutation makes you believe in, I like to pretend it's batman.

Spoiler:  radiations (click to show/hide)
If you can find the game at your Friendly Local Gaming Store, it might be worth buying, just so you can see the radiation table. Good luck with that though, since as I understand, the book is out of print.
Logged

Neonivek

  • Bay Watcher
    • View Profile
Re: [Tomoko~] Because I'm not popular, Ill have an emotion thread (Happy Thread)
« Reply #98178 on: February 04, 2013, 07:53:01 am »

Quote
and is able to steal the abilities of the first player character she touches

Too bad this is dead earth. The LAST place you actually want to have that sort of ability.

It is like being rogue but instead of taking people's powers you take their suckyness.
Logged

chaoticag

  • Bay Watcher
  • All Natural Pengbean
    • View Profile
Re: [Tomoko~] Because I'm not popular, Ill have an emotion thread (Happy Thread)
« Reply #98179 on: February 04, 2013, 08:01:18 am »

Well, to be fair, it gives you the better of the scores in everything. Then again, this is the game where to reliably beat standard difficulty, you need to roll 5d6s, where 3d6 is considered average.
Logged

RedKing

  • Bay Watcher
  • hoo hoo motherfucker
    • View Profile
Re: [Tomoko~] Because I'm not popular, Ill have an emotion thread (Happy Thread)
« Reply #98180 on: February 04, 2013, 09:48:42 am »

I had an idea for a scifi short story.  A couple, actually.  I'd put them in the writer's apprenticeship thread but no one reads that.  Any insight?  I don't really have specific stories in mind, just the image.

1.  A future interstellar society dominated by a collection of sapient races who were all genetically engineered by a race of precursor aliens.  Humans are the only sapient species to have truly evolved, and as a result are seen as ultraviolent savages by the other aliens.  The Earth is destroyed or uninhabitable, and nomad humans have taken to their new role as brutes, serving as mercenaries to the aliens who, due to their unique upbringings, are both physically and mentally unequipped for combat.  Kind of a subversion of the whole "humans are average" trope.  Maybe a pulp-style story about a human mercenary?

I had a somewhat similar idea several years back for a sci-fi mil fic, where an advanced race shows up and offers all sorts of technology to the various Earth nations, in return for helping them with a war going badly. Turns out that in their society, warfare had become so ritualized and rigid that they were no longer capable of innovating. Humans were chosen because of their demonstrated ability to adapt and innovate. Various nations contribute token forces to a multi-national expedition. So there's already tensions between different groups within the MNF because there's no unified human command.

Couple of potential twists:
1. Once they get through the jumpgate, the connecting gate at Earth gets destroyed so they're stuck. The Visitors promise to rebuild it to let them go home, but only after the war is over.
2. The Visitors are Starfish Aliens, and their enemies that the humans have to fight are actually much more human-like.
3. MNF splinters some time after arriving, with some siding with the enemy, some trying to get home, and some just trying to find a place to live.

I had actually been working on it with an eye towards an RPG setting.
Logged

Remember, knowledge is power. The power to make other people feel stupid.
Quote from: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Science is like an inoculation against charlatans who would have you believe whatever it is they tell you.

Siquo

  • Bay Watcher
  • Procedurally generated
    • View Profile
Re: [Tomoko~] Because I'm not popular, Ill have an emotion thread (Happy Thread)
« Reply #98181 on: February 04, 2013, 11:06:50 am »

2. The Visitors are Starfish Aliens, and their enemies that the humans have to fight are actually much more human-like.
They're actually aliens from the near future, and the MNF are tricked into fighting their own descendants (or maybe very-near future, and tricked into fighting their own previous comrades). They only find out after winning they exterminated the human race.
Logged

This one thread is mine. MIIIIINE!!! And it will remain a happy, friendly, encouraging place, whether you lot like it or not. 
will rena,eme sique to sique sxds-- siquo if sucessufil
(cant spel siqou a. every speling looks wroing (hate this))

MonkeyHead

  • Bay Watcher
  • Fireworks, or DIE!
    • View Profile
Re: [Tomoko~] Because I'm not popular, Ill have an emotion thread (Happy Thread)
« Reply #98182 on: February 04, 2013, 11:30:30 am »

Y'all might wanna read the Engines of Light series by Ken MacLeod. Nit very MilScifi, but does deal with some of the issues you mention.
Logged
This is a blank sig.

kisame12794

  • Bay Watcher
  • !!Arc Welder!!
    • View Profile
Re: [Tomoko~] Because I'm not popular, Ill have an emotion thread (Happy Thread)
« Reply #98183 on: February 04, 2013, 12:05:05 pm »

Finished my CWB test today, now I gotta wait until friday to find out if I passed.
Logged
The non-assholes vastly outnumber the assholes but the assholes can fart with greater volume.
((You're an arm and a torso in low orbit. This was the best possible resolution of things.))

MaximumZero

  • Bay Watcher
  • Stare into the abyss.
    • View Profile
Re: [Tomoko~] Because I'm not popular, Ill have an emotion thread (Happy Thread)
« Reply #98184 on: February 04, 2013, 12:23:15 pm »

I introduced girlfriend to Shin Megami Tensei last night. ~HOHOHO~
Logged
  
Holy crap, why did I not start watching One Punch Man earlier? This is the best thing.
probably figured an autobiography wouldn't be interesting

penguinofhonor

  • Bay Watcher
  • Minister of Love
    • View Profile
Re: [Tomoko~] Because I'm not popular, Ill have an emotion thread (Happy Thread)
« Reply #98185 on: February 04, 2013, 12:45:44 pm »

I realized that my "bring soda to a party, trade it for beer" strategy works marvelously, as evidenced by my excessive drunkenness last night. I'll have to remember that in the future when I'm without access to booze.
Logged

Aptus

  • Bay Watcher
  • Indeed o
    • View Profile
Re: [Tomoko~] Because I'm not popular, Ill have an emotion thread (Happy Thread)
« Reply #98186 on: February 04, 2013, 01:15:31 pm »

I spent some more time talking with my crush today, I am now in the midst of trying to beat my brain into accepting the idea of asking her out for a cup of coffee some day soon instead of freaking out, withdrawing and then regretting not doing anything for months like it usually makes me do. I really want to actually get to know her.

I am still on a high from this short five minute conversation we had, damn I have not had this feeling in a long time. One could almost say I feel Awesome !~~ HIHIHIHIHIHI~~!
Logged

Dutchling

  • Bay Watcher
    • View Profile
Re: [Tomoko~] Because I'm not popular, Ill have an emotion thread (Happy Thread)
« Reply #98187 on: February 04, 2013, 01:21:21 pm »

I spent some more time talking with my crush today, I am now in the midst of trying to beat my brain into accepting the idea of asking her out for a cup of coffee some day soon instead of freaking out, withdrawing and then regretting not doing anything for months like it usually makes me do. I really want to actually get to know her.

I am still on a high from this short five minute conversation we had, damn I have not had this feeling in a long time. One could almost say I feel Awesome !~~ HIHIHIHIHIHI~~!
You should propose her.
(・ω・`)
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Logged

Gunner-Chan

  • Bay Watcher
  • It floats you
    • View Profile
Re: [Tomoko~] Because I'm not popular, Ill have an emotion thread (Happy Thread)
« Reply #98188 on: February 04, 2013, 02:13:21 pm »

Yellow farmer why are you so sad.

« Last Edit: February 04, 2013, 02:18:17 pm by Janet »
Logged
Diamonds are combustable, because they are made of Carbon.

Flying Dice

  • Bay Watcher
  • Not having personal text in currentyear
    • View Profile
    • Realtalk for a second
Re: [Tomoko~] Because I'm not popular, Ill have an emotion thread (Happy Thread)
« Reply #98189 on: February 04, 2013, 02:51:25 pm »

Richard III's skeleton has just (okay, a few days ago) been positively identified as Richard III's skeleton.
Logged

Cake
Aurora on small monitors:
1. Game Parameters -> Reduced Height Windows.
2. Lock taskbar to the right side of your desktop.
3. Run Resize Enable
Pages: 1 ... 6544 6545 [6546] 6547 6548 ... 12746