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  1. 6 points
    The reason is simple. I was dissatisfied with the way the early chapters were handled (them being so short was but part of the problem - compared to the later chapters, the writing was abysmal), so, as I mentioned on Starfleet Jedi, I'm completely redoing the fanfic. Another reason is that it just felt... well... incomplete, universe-wise. Some races I would've liked to use somehow were dropped, some elements were added that contradicted each other, and overall, I felt it was a mess. The fact that I had no idea what I was doing, and thus, was making it up as I went along was just icing on the cake. Now though? I have a much better plan of what I want to do with this, and have ideas to make it run smoother. The fact that my writing is infinitely better than it was in 2011 is simply a bonus. So, coming soon, we'll see the FPE reboot, "Fluidus Potentia Evangelion" (first chapter already on Starfleet Jedi's forums).
  2. 3 points
    So.... yeah. Thoughts and opinions on the latest developments from there, now that those documents have been released?
  3. 3 points
    A different sort of match than usual. In this match, Quark - the Ferengi bartender from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - and Mr. Krabs - SpongeBob's boss, and owner of the Krusty Krab - set up business in the same town. However, this town isn't big enough for the two of them, so, they each scheme to drive the other out of business. Now then, which of them pulls this off?
  4. 3 points
    I don't know if I want to using that trope. There are going to be some NPCs(And my PCs if there unlucky enough) that are going to think the monsters are angels or demons. I don't want to revile too much about whats going to happen since you might want to play. Edite: And here is a Trope you might want to read. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PrivateMilitaryContractors
  5. 3 points
    A while ago, I had plans for a "Frollo Show"-style video series called "The Wacky Misadventures of Jack Sparrow", wherein Jack Sparrow would go around looking for cash, teaming up with and/or pissing off various characters from other works. Unfortunately, these plans fell through. However, I was able to make an "Animal House"-style epilogue video, detailing what happened to the characters who would've survived the final battle. And who knows. Maybe someone with the right skills will pick up on this, and "The Wacky Misadventures of Jack Sparrow" will live again. Anyway, here's the video: Epilogue.mp4
  6. 2 points
    Flipped a coin and got: Heads First 1d100 roll: 1 (ST:TOS) Second 1d100 roll: 97 (Calvin and Hobbes) 1d12 roll: 6 (the forest?) 1d20 roll: 2 (getting snowed in) hoo boy...okay, so Calvin and Hobbes were having an epic snowball fight, when they get lost in the woods. coming out in a meadow, they find a strange crystalline substance in the middle. just as they were about to touch it, there's a high pitched *shweee* sound and a glow all around them. sensing a trap, Calvin and Hobbes assume a back-to-back defensive posture. the light subsides, and standing there are Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and a redshirt. Ensign Redshirt steps forward, phaser raised, and says, "Captain, the Klingons have beat us to the dilithium crystals!" Before Kirk can tell him "Wait. Ensign. He. Might. Be. A. Normal. Kid," Redshirt attempts to fire on Calvin. But the canny Calvin had been holding his last snowball in his hands since they entered the forest, and now it was a good solid golf-ball sized marble of pure ice. He flings the ice ball, striking the onrushing Redshirt on the forehead, sending him sprawling onto the snow-covered meadow. Spock gives a Vulcan salute, and says, "We do not wish to harm you. Please step away from the dilithium crystals, they are highly radioactive." As Kirk finally finishes his first sentence, McCoy has rushed to the side of the unmoving Redshirt, running a medical tricorder scan. He looks up at Kirk, and says, "He's...not dead, Jim." etc. etc. yeah sure we can run with this one too ^^
  7. 2 points
    (I apologize for being so late. February was a crazy month for me.) Dennis chuckled a bit at Marek's question. "No, I'm not wound up. Just... kinda grossed out that Henry did that." he said, returning to his book. He drowned out the rest of the conversations his squadmates were having until he heard Lucius mention Afghanistan. "Sorry, but you please not mention that country? I'd rather not relive some real fucked-up memories from when I was there with the French Foreign Legion."
  8. 2 points
    Simple put it Harry Kim done more good USS Voyager in the Non Sequitur timeline then he could realistic done in the normal timeline for USS Voyager itself. For the follow reasons first he could push Pathfinder project to early date. Which turn would had USS Voyager have contact with Starfleet early. Which in turn like allow USS Voyager to make faster journey with United Federation of planet map the star system in Delta quadron.
  9. 2 points
    What about stories that not part of those settings......like my horror story .
  10. 2 points
    Alright, now here come the playable races for each faction: United Federation of Planets: Human Vulcan Andorian Tellarite Caitian Efrosian Bolian Betazoid Bajoran Klingon Benzite Ferengi Trill Talaxian Liberated Borg (Human) Pakled Saurian Denobulan Rigelian Aenar Xindi-Primate Xindi-Arboreal Xindi-Reptilian Kelpien Iotian Custom Race Klingon Empire: Klingon Gorn Orion Nausicaan Lethean Ferasan Liberated Borg (Klingon) Custom Race Romulan Republic: Romulan Reman Liberated Borg (Romulan) Custom Race Cardassian Union: Cardassian Ferengi Alliance: Ferengi Borg Cooperative: Liberated Borg Tal Shiar: Romulan True Way Alliance: Cardassian Jem'Hadar Vorta Changeling New Republic: Human Twi'lek Wookiee Togruta Rodian Zabrak Mon Calamari Quarren Ithorian Duros Pantoran Talz Sullustan Abednedo Toydarian Gungan Droid Custom Race Resistance: Human Twi'lek Wookiee Mon Calamari Abednedo Sullustan Droid Custom Race Chiss Ascendancy: Chiss First Order: Human Droid Civilian/Mercenary/Bounty Hunter/Smuggler: All of the Above Races, as well as: Breen Tholian Tzenkethi Hirogen Neimoidian Zygerrian Custom Race
  11. 2 points
    Jedi Master Spock has lost his passion debate-wise (though signs that he was starting to lose it date back to the era of the KirkSkywalker/StarWarsStarTrek clusterfuck - wait, was that really six years ago, already? How time flies...), and the site has been experiencing worse technical issues than we have. So.... any thoughts about this?
  12. 2 points
    Hi everybody, it has been a while, I stay pretty busy. But I thought some of you may be interested in the newest video, which deals with Imperial planetary bombardment, as seen in Rebels season 3. http://www.scifights.net/zerohour.mp4
  13. 2 points
    Tribbles. They born pregnant and will quickly swallow the island in fur. There seems to be very few if any natural predators for Porgs, so unless the porgs get wise and roll the little fuckers into the ocean to be munched on by big fish they're gonna lose. I don't think Chewie can make enough Tribble Stew and Tribble Sausage to hold back the tide. And then the Klingons will show up and put a blockade around the planet and send down eradication teams, then one will report what the found to the High Council, and then we'll have Klingon Force users. WHY! WHY ROB!? WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS?!
  14. 2 points
    Dennis Werner - a tall man of mixed German and Native American descent, as well as the night supervisor - sat in the back of the van, reading the book he'd brought along for the ride - "Pushing Ice", by Alastair Reynolds, to be precise. Always a fairly quiet man, he had barely paid any attention to his comrades' conversations. However, from time to time, he'd look up from his book, just to see what his fellows were up to. On the most recent "look-up", he saw Henry spit into his bottle, before drinking the water again. That sight had made Dennis grimace - few things had managed to get that reaction from him, but this was definitely one of them. "For fuck's sake, man, how can you DO that?" he asked.
  15. 2 points
    Well... here they are (recommend watching them in order):
  16. 2 points
    Okay guys I'm trying to set up the settings for my next RP. It's going to be a sort of military/PMC sort of game with horror elements tied into it. So what should I add or take away?
  17. 2 points
  18. 2 points
    Here are all the planets orbiting other stars that have received proper names, listed by what star they orbit: 14 Andromedae - Spe 18 Delphini - Arion 41 Lyncis - Arkas 42 Draconis - Orbitar 47 Ursae Majoris - Taphao Thong - Taphao Kaew 51 Pegasi - Dimidium 55 Cancri - Janssen - Galileo - Brahe - Harriot - Lipperhey Epsilon Eridani - Aegir Epsilon Tauri - Amateru Fomalhaut - Dagon Gamma Cephei A - Tadmor HD 104985 - Meztli HD 149026 - Smertios HD 209458 - Osiris Iota Draconis - Hypatia Mu Arae - Dulcinea - Rocinante - Quijote - Sancho Pollux - Thestias PSR B1257+12 - Draugr - Poltergeist - Phobetor PSR B1620-26 - Methuselah Upsilon Andromedae - Saffar - Samh - Majriti Xi Aquilae - Fortitudo
  19. 2 points
    I know, it was between a heavily customized AR15, or an 'off the shelf' G36/K with a STANAG insert in the magwell, standard reflex sight and scope combo, and laser/light combo. That and replacing the standard knife with a bayonet. Was just trying to decide between the rifle or carbine. I'd think the rifle would have more range and accuracy for taking down pirates before they get to the boat, while the carbine would be better for if they actually get onboard the ship. These are the things a merc needs to think about after all.
  20. 2 points
  21. 2 points
    Alright, wasn't sure. Now another question, G36 or G36K?
  22. 2 points
    Anybody who still has the idea that Brian isn't objective after watching this needs to have their head examined.
  23. 2 points
    Alright, now come the elves. Standard three sub-races: high elf, dark elf, and wood elf. Culturally, the high elves are based off of the Byzantine Empire (especially the part where they used to rule a massive empire, but now control only one island). The wood elves are mostly based on the Celts (surprise, surprise), and are the elves who get along best with humanity and other races - the main wood elf kingdom is located in the far west, just to the north of the Lokawe tribe lands, but quite a few also live in Sturmheim. And finally, the dark elves. Might be standard-issue "edgy" elves, might be something different. Still don't know yet. As for the elves' appearances, well, they more or less have standard elvish appearance (pointed ears, lithe, about six feet tall), but with some variations. High elves: Fair-skinned, with blue eyes, and either red, white, or yellow/blonde hair. Wood elves: Olive-skinned, with green or brown eyes, and green or brown hair. Dark elves: Bluish-gray-skinned, with red eyes, and blue, purple, or black hair. Next up, the dwarfs!
  24. 2 points
    OK I just edited the rules.
  25. 2 points
    Fair enough, although to be fair to the GG, it was one of the first, if not the first of that seemingly-endless string of increasingly-silly plot devices, and one of the more plausible and interesting. It certainly wasn't as bad as the Sun Crusher.
  26. 2 points
    It's just that that trope is a personal favorite of mine. Especially if the characters find themselves in the crossfire between the demons and the eldritch abominations.
  27. 2 points
    You know, just because of its nature, I could've sworn that TFC would have been the first "Vs" site to get an ED page. Hell, I even thought Spacebattles would get one first, just due to how fucking HUGE that site is. But nope. Instead, Wong's cesspit gets it. This should really tell everyone something.
  28. 2 points
    Let me start off by saying I really love Drowtales and I love the forum, it's one of the most civil forums I've ever been on. Passive aggressiveness slides but if you call that passive aggressiveness out you've started a fight and I don't like that. There have been people in the past where the forum as a whole would not entertain them and answer them in a civil manner, and the Passive Aggressive people continue until they get bored or eventually get a rise out of someone. It's difficult to have a conversation when someone keeps bringing up the same points, or points that have been refuted and need to be refuted again or their hate for a character is so strong they would see everything they do as idiotic without seeing the reason behind it. it get's old quick. If someone gets agitated a mod comes in with a warning. I know the desired effect is to let the conversation continue with that in mind, but it tends to kill the conversation outright. rinse, repeat for the next time. Storytelling-wise, Drowtales has been a slow burn. pre time skip showed Ariel and it's just that 15 years later there isn't much left of young Ariel in older Ariel which isn't bad. We watched her grow into the Ariel we know then the time skip happened and it was confusing trying to figure out what parts of her childhood stuck and what didn't. It's apparent that she and Faen have been keeping each other from going insane or from hurting themselves. She seemed to have gotten... goofier? especially jarring since she had recently gotten her arm cut off. I mean, she's probably feeling relieved and letting loose now that she has approval from Quain completely but still unsure of herself, her partnership with Faen hasn't been called into question by Quain since she's got enough heirs that she won't be asking for a good while. Then Kalki died in 46 after building her up to be Ariels foil and Kalki's mother's right-hand woman when it comes to military matters. It was a huge shock that she was killed like she was and not in an epic fight with Ariel. What would have been the difference if Ariel and Kalki were not related at all other than dialogue changes about Kalki being Ariels sister? From a storytelling perspective, Kalki served to demonstrate two things, Snad had strong Jal connections and kept her baby a secret from the Empress herself and showed how far she would go to keep out of her mother's eye when a baby would have eased the tension between them. The second one was to demonstrate that Snad and Quain weren't so different when it comes to Mel, both wanting children out of her, only Snad went behind her back to do it when if asked Mel would have said yes- which might have been why she WASN'T told because she would have wanted a hand in raising Kalki at all costs. Kalki was born and raised to be a tyke bomb, and her personality shows of it. She enjoys fighting and has a sadist streak when it comes to it. However, her actions at the dinner in 46 felt forced. we've seen her drink in her introductory chapters and seems to have a tolerance for it. She has the capacity to act childish to get a rise out of people. but other than that we don't know much about her, what she thinks about Mel, her 'father' that she called "father!" and hugged pre time skip she said she was kidding and after that doesn't have a lot of interaction with Mel, to the point that in the dinner Kalki says that Mel is her father to ruin the conversation between Ariel and Mel, and Mel tells Ariel to ignore her. We're left to interpret Kalki's behavior as much as we want but don't have anything solid to go on other then if and buts. I just felt really let down about her death and she would not be coming back. She was unstable and coming to the verge of uncontrollable but Snad surely had to have had ways to reel her back in but decided to kill her. Now, she was probably set on killing her after Snad got her goal because she probably didn't want a repeat of what Snad did to her mother, and the entire Nid philosophy is not run on nepotism and Kalki would have been set to inherit everything "if" Snad died but her status as a 'bastard' if you could even call Kalki that. Kalki coming back with a robot arm would have served her a lot of character development. She would have come back less foolish when fighting Ariel and 'grown up'. Snad for all of her manipulation points could have convinced her daughter to wait to get back at her 'sister', keep it from Mel what happened and sent her again better equipped. Kalki has a couple of decades more experience than Ariel and their fight wasn't satisfying and it could have been. Ariel was one arm down while Kalki had all the advantages and it was only a distraction that allowed the squad to get out alive (sans Shala ;__; ) I did lit that fight for the most part because Ariel and her group suffered loss. Shala was lost Kau was tainted and the emotional impact was hard on both of Kau and Sarnel . NOT Ariel who loss but gained her arm and doesn't seem the LEAST affected by the events that went down. Kalki would have had three people with personal reasons to fight and defeat her, Kau, Sarnel and Ariel because of the loss they suffered. Hell, her annoyed reaction to Mel talking about her three youngest could serve as foreshadowing to her going after the three youngest due to not wanting any more family members to take what little attention she has from her parental figures away. Moving on to Ariel. I understand that Ariel's shapeshifting powers allowed her to be able to take an arm from someone, and in old world setting pages, her powers were 'explained' or at the very least the theory behind it. she could theoretically take over someone's entire body and take the mass for herself and serve the host brain, something Kaless frequently does with no attention to mass due to being a demon. It gave her the option to take an arm, however, Ariel refuses to from a fellow soldier, however, does it to Kalki. Yes, I know that she's justified in taking an arm from Kalki, girl took it in the first place and it was beautiful Karma. I understand Ariels thought process behind why she took it. Ariel is a soldier that needs both her arms and frequently uses her shapeshifting to infiltrate places, taking her arm away would cripple her use of shapeshifting. she can't grow an arm back (or can she???), a mechanical arm would cause the same issues with infiltration. "Shit my dude my daughter took your arm the least I can do is to fit you with a new one." was all Snad needed to say- I kid, however knowing Snad, it's odd that she went this way of thinking Ariel would take an Arm from someone. I don't understand why she spelled out that Ariel could just get a new arm from someone and tried to force her to use that ability when at the dinner she should have gotten a clear read on Ariel. Her body language, and how uneasy Ariel was the entire time. Ariel losing her arm, rejecting a replacement then going on to not get a replacement for a while would have been cool to watch, especially since it seems that Ariel's body naturally tries to assimilate the arm from Riz, her own body working against her will would be less of a bonus like her hair being an added advantage to a double edge sword. Ariel was scared of becoming a monster/ being a monster pre time skip, and suddenly being a danger to others due to not being able to control her shapeshifting would have, again, been cool to watch and to show downsides to shapeshifting other than what's been applied. Ariel could accidentally misplace her heart, but we know that can't happen because Ariel would theoretically can't survive that, we know that she might accidentally forget her 'true' form, but that hasn't had an impact. All in all, her losing an arm and keeping it lost, at least for a couple of chapters, would have given her a chance to grow and change as well as show that she still struggles that don't have to do with leadership. Kern has stated (no source because I either heard it second hand from someone on the forums who heard Kern say it on a stream or Kern said it himself on the forum but I don't want to go through dozens of pages to find it) that he regrets Ariels shapeshifting as it's so over powered. Moving on to the latest chapter which has a few people up in arms about. Drowtales has been a victim of its own layout. its slow moments feel even slower due to having to wait a day or more to read the next page. However the complaints about how easy the fight between the Hermies and the Drow I feel do have some merit. We're told a lot about the Hermies and what they have done off screen and unless you're a veteran of the comic you would have no idea who they are, that they hate elves and anything much about them. I feel that they lack characterization that every opposing and villainous character has. At the moment they're faceless mooks to be defeated and slaughtered. I understand what might come of this and why the hermies hate elves. Elves ruined the surface and only coming back because the world healed without them. Elves enslaved humanoids raided their villages non-stop and hold themselves superior. but that's speculation, and I'm hoping we do find out why exactly they hate elves and more on their culture and philosophies, but might not due to having to fit all that in as Drowtales comes to a close. I still love Drowtales and will read it to the end as Kern has shown to be an excellent story teller and I only have a few complaints about 15 YEARS of content. I mean, you could hate Drowtales with a passion but you would be foolish to deny that a lot of love and commitment went into it.
  29. 2 points
    Awesome! I think Aque's here too? Who else?
  30. 2 points
    http://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/
  31. 2 points
    Is this new place worth trolling? Any people y'all dislike?
  32. 2 points
    could go to and take 's place as 's sidekick!
  33. 2 points
  34. 2 points
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  35. 2 points
    That could work out for a lot of things. OvN Star Wars (West End vs WoTC), OvN Cyberpunk, OvN D&D... I like that.
  36. 2 points
    Review some WhiteWolf. "Hunter the Vigil" would be a cool review. Or maybe NWoD vs. OWoD?
  37. 2 points
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  38. 2 points
  39. 1 point
    Looks like the Stargate franchise is going to get some new blood, albeit in a way I didn't expect: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stargate_Origins
  40. 1 point
    Made this a while back. Only posted it on YouTube now.
  41. 1 point
    Still trying wight out the flow chart but want you guy to look at this documentary. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yCONEdFgWo
  42. 1 point
    My brother wants to keep things simple, and prevent the number of elements from spiraling out of control. He's doing seven elements at the most, so I'm not entirely sure what he's got planned. I'll ask him tomorrow after work.
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  44. 1 point
    I know some of that post may have seemed harsh - especially the "cognitive dissonance" part. But it's just my honest feelings. And don't worry - the only people who I said have cognitive dissonance are in the "chucklefuck" category.
  45. 1 point
    DREADNOUGHTS Borg Cube Role: Dreadnought, Assimilation Vessel Length: 3,040 meters Power Plant: Subspace Tap Armaments: 150 Borg Tractor Beam Emitters, 360 Kinetic Cutting Beam Emitters, 240 Plasma Beam Arrays, 48 Gravimetric Torpedo Tubes, 36 Magnetometric Guided Charge Launchers, 30 Shield-Draining Missile Launchers Defenses: Adaptive Deflector Shields, Regenerative Hull Crew: 130,000 Sublight Propulsion Method: Unknown Maximum Safe Warp Cruising Speed: Warp 9.99 Maximum Emergency Warp Velocity: Warp 9.9999 Transwarp-Capable: Yes Borg Tactical Cube Role: Dreadnought, Assimilation Vessel Length: 3,040 meters Power Plant: Subspace Tap Armaments: 150 Borg Tractor Beam Emitters, 360 Kinetic Cutting Beam Emitters, 240 Plasma Beam Arrays, 48 Gravimetric Torpedo Tubes, 36 Magnetometric Guided Charge Launchers, 30 Shield-Draining Missile Launchers Defenses: Adaptive Deflector Shields, Regenerative Hull, Ablative Armor Crew: 130,000 Sublight Propulsion Method: Unknown Maximum Safe Warp Cruising Speed: Warp 9.99 Maximum Emergency Warp Velocity: Warp 9.9999 Transwarp-Capable: Yes Borg Type-03 Role: Dreadnought Width: 3,200 meters Power Plant: Subspace Tap Armaments: 450 Disruptor Banks, 26 Gravimetric Torpedo Tubes Defenses: Adaptive Deflector Shields, Regenerative Hull Crew: 62,000 Sublight Propulsion Method: Unknown Maximum Safe Warp Cruising Speed: Warp 9.99 Maximum Emergency Warp Velocity: Warp 9.9999 Transwarp-Capable: Yes
  46. 1 point
    *pops in thread* I agree, Jason. You've made some well thought out arguements that totally make sense logically. *cackles evilly and leaves thread
  47. 1 point
    No worries. Keep the "new vs. old" idea in mind.
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  49. 1 point
    This... could actually be interesting. Is Questor going to be the prosecutor?
  50. 1 point
    Hmmmmm.... yeah, I think I'll pass on his "input". I wonder where he went, anyway? Maybe I shouldn't ask.
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