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by Quizatzhaderac
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Trying to develop a hard sci fi magick system
Replies: 12
Views: 2555

Re: Trying to develop a hard sci fi magick system

@Dr34m(4+(h3r: I'm going to repeat/rephrase/infer a bunch or your original post to make sure I understand you (and maybe help others understand you). A person with a simulation of the past can pick between possible pasts, and thus cause themselves to be in a chosen possible present. For example it's...
by Quizatzhaderac
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2034: "Equations"
Replies: 22
Views: 1935

Re: 2034: "Equations"

I didn't realize we knew enough about quantum gravity to actually have equations for it. ...or is that just ((representative of) | (a parody of)) a string theory equation? We don't, at least not ones that belong to a generally accepted theory. SU(n) and U(n) each indicate a vector space (and certai...
by Quizatzhaderac
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: neutrino question
Replies: 18
Views: 1787

Re: neutrino question

@p1t1o: Here is my explanation of neutrinos and neutrino oscillation for lay people. There are some reactions where electrons disappear (without a positron disappearing). There are some reactions where electrons appear. (without a positron appearing). We don't like the idea of appearing from nowhere...
by Quizatzhaderac
Fri May 25, 2018 3:23 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: In depth information on natural human gaits
Replies: 2
Views: 731

In depth information on natural human gaits

I'm looking to do some in depth reading about natural human gaits. By in depth I mean "several times more than the Wikipedia articles" As in "what what things do people naturally do under what circumstances, under what instincts, and what are the effects/benefits of these actions? Cou...
by Quizatzhaderac
Tue May 08, 2018 3:40 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25726
Views: 2050584

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, all seven humans get along just fine.

I wish to be one of the seven surviving humans.
by Quizatzhaderac
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25726
Views: 2050584

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, thing you can code bots to do well: ⋅ Kill all humans. ⋅ Advertise penis enlargement pills. ⋅ Autocomplete your payment information into websites. (Yours specifically, works the same for everyone) ⋅ Check javascript for fortran compile time errors. &s...
by Quizatzhaderac
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RPG without humans
Replies: 34
Views: 4881

Re: RPG without humans

Okay I think I'm done with developing the Posthuman setting. At least for now, and on the XKCD forum. History: Barycapa Here are stories of two people, these people are not real, but these things really happened to them. Umengin lived a simple life with lots of small problems: One of his children wo...
by Quizatzhaderac
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RPG without humans
Replies: 34
Views: 4881

Re: RPG without humans

Fashsren mythical history Before this world We were created by the gods in out own world many ages ago. Our society grew advanced and peaceful and the races grew to be as one. For centuries there was no history, because nothing needed to change. But the gods do not make the material worlds to last f...
by Quizatzhaderac
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:49 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25726
Views: 2050584

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

I'm not sure what you mean by "passing periods", so I'm just going to assume. Granted, your periods are no longer temporary (as in "passing") and you and you are now bleeding permanently from your uterus. (If you're a man, you also gain a uterus). I wish for magical egshvie-style...
by Quizatzhaderac
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:14 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25726
Views: 2050584

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, your house is now infested by carpenter spiders, which are basically regular spiders, but instead of silk, their webs are made from paper.

I wish to blow up the world.
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25726
Views: 2050584

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, the failures are now constant.

I wish for a trip to Constantinople.
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:56 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RPG without humans
Replies: 34
Views: 4881

Re: RPG without humans

Hafling's history The gods made the earth, the plant and animals. The gods taught us not to piss the carpet. We in turn taught a few of the animals not to piss the carpet. When all races first met we were terrible at first. We killed, and did all manner of things worse than pissing the carpet. Then ...
by Quizatzhaderac
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:07 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25726
Views: 2050584

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

granted, it's dinner time when I post this.

I wish it was peanutbutter-jelly time.
by Quizatzhaderac
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RPG without humans
Replies: 34
Views: 4881

Re: RPG without humans

I was thinking that my original question could be split into two related questions: How much of a main race is there? and how much is the main race human-like? I just finished playing the new Zelda while there are no humans, the Hylians are both very human-like (live in villages/cities, similar life...
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:38 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RPG without humans
Replies: 34
Views: 4881

Re: RPG without humans

Included Orcs and goblins in history of in previous post. Four more races for history: Gnolls, Haflings, Fashren, and Barcaypa. Geography image Assume lines within the world are squiggly and natural. Lines at the edge or the world are sharp and geometric. Light blue is normal seas. Dark blue is deep...
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RPG without humans
Replies: 34
Views: 4881

Re: RPG without humans

ANYWAYS: My try at making a character for Quiza's li'l set thingy. I'm glad you like it, your enthusiasm in the best compliment I could hope for. I'll aim to get you some locations that aren't logistical nightmares before too long. (which is why they make up the edge of the map) @everyone Since my ...
by Quizatzhaderac
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RPG without humans
Replies: 34
Views: 4881

Re: RPG without humans

Okay, so as the conclusion of my musings, I've devised a setting without humans. Since this is obvious not a setting where I just forgot the humans, I've decided to make the absence of humans an integral part of the setting. Since this is already a huge post, I'll do geography , history, and current...
by Quizatzhaderac
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25726
Views: 2050584

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, but all the stuff in Revelation happens first, and it happens literally. Now there are no more armies because they all died violently. Now everyone is dead or meek (most are both).

I wish I knew all of Wikipedia.
by Quizatzhaderac
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:23 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25726
Views: 2050584

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, you can cool coffee to 50 degrees.

I wish for a warm reception.
by Quizatzhaderac
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RPG without humans
Replies: 34
Views: 4881

Re: RPG without humans

Creating or playing a completely alien race is difficult for a human mind I feel like that's a non sequitur, but you're the second person to see that in this conversation, so I expect it's in something I wrote. By "without humans" I meant with nothing more human than the fantasy alternate...
by Quizatzhaderac
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RPG without humans
Replies: 34
Views: 4881

Re: RPG without humans

As for Phorrest's question, I think having human's feature prominently, or just regularly having a human straight man around disqualifies it. I'm confused, what is disqualified from what now? I was reffering to your statement "'I've been wondering if there's any scifi/fantasy media of any form...
by Quizatzhaderac
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RPG without humans
Replies: 34
Views: 4881

Re: RPG without humans

How far does "cartoon animal" go?Does Spore qualify? Perhaps E.V.O.: Search for Eden ? (Technically can become a human, late-game.) In the sense that Pluto is not a cartoon dog, but just a fictional dog that happens to be in a cartoon. Usually it's an actual animal (cat as opposed to cat ...
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:05 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RPG without humans
Replies: 34
Views: 4881

RPG without humans

I recently read something Rich Burlew wrote: I think most players need humans as a baseline from which to proceed when creating characters, even nonhuman ones. So I immediately began to think deeply about how that might be wrong. Can anybody think of a game (either table top or video) where you crea...
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:27 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Most realistic magic system and areas for improvement
Replies: 27
Views: 6559

Re: Most realistic magic system and areas for improvement

sympathy as a magic system ......... it's not 'realistic'... I found it kind of weird that you seemingly hacked my quotes together to say something entirely different to what I had actually written. Oh, shit; those to phrases weren't even in the same paragraph. Sorry, I'll edit my post to be less m...
by Quizatzhaderac
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Most realistic magic system and areas for improvement
Replies: 27
Views: 6559

Re: Most realistic magic system and areas for improvement

......it's not 'realistic'... I think certain types of realism are undesirable, and in fact, annoying and trite. A person generally shouldn't write a fantasy story where there is magic, but magical thinking doesn't apply to it. Sure, maybe not all magical thinking applies ("Maybe you can't cas...
by Quizatzhaderac
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25726
Views: 2050584

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, you know how to quote the next generation's Monty Python.

You don't know enough to make it yourself, but you've got the inane out of context quoting down pat.

I wish I knew how to play a musical instrument (without having to practice to practice) well.
by Quizatzhaderac
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:25 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 12812
Views: 909398

Re: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo

jar
by Quizatzhaderac
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:24 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25726
Views: 2050584

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, but it was iced coffee, so the end result is a lukewarm drink that tastes like diabetes.

Man, I wish that things, were like, things, you know?
by Quizatzhaderac
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Most realistic magic system and areas for improvement
Replies: 27
Views: 6559

Re: Most realistic magic system and areas for improvement

I'd say economic sense is a big thing.

There tends to be two major fridge logic issues:
1) How are the Aes Sedai wealthy if they don't charge money?
2) Wouldn't Storm do more good fighting drought in Africa than crime in America?
by Quizatzhaderac
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Your video game ideas
Replies: 73
Views: 22341

Re: Your video game ideas

Some games this reminds me of: Oregon trail. FTL - you travel towards goal with randomly generated planets along the way. During the journey one can't reliably resupply or re-crew. Of mice and sand: You drive a "sandship" around and build Dwarf fortress style workshops and craft the many t...
by Quizatzhaderac
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1459481

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

.... I need that in my life. And nose. It also had a nominal sulfur smell. Which I'm not 100% sure is objectively there (I mean, I doubt it would be so popular in India if they all tasted a rotten egg in there) and I suspect may have something do with sent receptors overloading and getting confused...
by Quizatzhaderac
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 12812
Views: 909398

Re: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo

war
by Quizatzhaderac
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Your video game ideas
Replies: 73
Views: 22341

Re: Your video game ideas

Basically, my vague idea is Dwarf Fortress but on a galleon. How much realism are you going for? You mentioned krakens and dwarf fortress so I'm guessing fine realistic detail, plus mythical stuff in detail and completely different geography and nations? I'd recommend not historical route unless yo...
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1459481

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Today I ate pulse candy (apparently the average person in the world ate four of them last year). Specifically Kachcha Aam flavor. What I learned was that "flavor explosion" (while not literally true) need not be an overstatement. Half an hour later I learned that gargling and pouring water...
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:44 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25726
Views: 2050584

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, but thanks to molten specters, people know what you don't do and blame you for pushing the fat man onto the five people on the trolley track, on the day the trolley isn't even running; because of quantum.

I wish my time machine wasn't stuck on midnight.
by Quizatzhaderac
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1041
Views: 185752

Re: Controversial opinions about food

AngrySquirrel wrote:Uhm bitter is bitter?
Not really, no.

Our brains process unfamiliar bitter flavors very differently from new bitter flavors.
by Quizatzhaderac
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25726
Views: 2050584

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, you all gain 20 HP and 20 OP (ontology points, they make you better at being).

I wish I could instantly fall asleep whenever I want to.
by Quizatzhaderac
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25726
Views: 2050584

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, but it is illegal to melt it down for the (more valuable) zinc. Granted. …are you going to do something with that giant ball of hot iron, or are you just going to let it fall on your head? Why yes, my evil plan does have specifics. ⋅ I'll short sell every insurance company that co...
by Quizatzhaderac
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25726
Views: 2050584

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted.
James Bond is no longer able to get his Martini properly garnished.
As such he fails to save Britain from a NAZI/Soviet/90's techno-bandits/ISIL plot to steal the Earth's core.

I wish to steal the Earth's core.
by Quizatzhaderac
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Direction for buttoning shirts?
Replies: 5
Views: 2182

Direction for buttoning shirts?

Hard procrastinating people on The Internet® have discovered a new thing for us to pointlessly argue about.

Which order do you prefer? Why are people who disagree with you deviants?

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